With school resuming around the country, drivers prepare for the unexpected in school zones, near bus stops and past crossing guards. But drivers should also be on the alert wherever they drive that children could be present.
Since 2000, 130 school-age pedestrians have died in school transportation-related crashes. Some of the most common types of pedestrian fatal events involve a child being hit or struck:
- By a vehicle turning or preparing to turn at an intersection
- In a mid-block collision where a pedestrian enters the driver’s field of view leaving little or no time to react