Children and Connecticut Bike Accidents
Connecticut children will soon be back at school and will undoubtedly be riding bikes after dismissal. One of the most common ways kids get into Connecticut bike accidents is when they are riding past driveways. Children and Connecticut Bike AccidentsThese accidents are often a result of obstructions that make it difficult for the rider to see on-coming traffic. The median age for this type of accident is 10 years old.
Taking a few of the following steps can help you to stave off an accident of this type.
- Talk to your child about making sure he/she does not race out into on-coming traffic. Make them aware that no matter how safe your road seems to be, the possibility of a car racing down the street is always there, so looking both ways is a key way to prevent getting hurt.
- Cut back any bushes/trees that may obstruct the view of your child as they ride their bike or scooter into the street.
- Post a sign encouraging on-coming traffic to slow down and that there are children living at your address.
Talking to your child about these safety precautions will help to prevent these types of Connecticut bicycle accidents. If an accident were to occur, make sure to consult a personal injury attorney immediately to ensure your long-term interests are protected.