While your kids are busy concentrating on their homework and extracurricular activities this school year, you can do your part in making sure they are safely getting to and from the classroom. Every family prefers a different method of transportation, from carpooling to biking to riding the bus, but is there one option that is the safest? Read on to learn some statistics regarding your commute.
Driving to School
For many parents, driving their kids to and from school is the best option. Not only do you get to spend some extra quality time with your children but you can ensure that they get there safely. However, it may come as no surprise that the highest number of crashes occur during the morning and evening “rush hour” periods as more people are on the road.
Walking & Biking to School
Many people who live in close proximity to their child’s school may opt to walk or bike. Since there is more of an element of control with this method, it’s considered relatively safe. However, nearly 50% of all child cyclist crashes occur during the weekday morning commute hours of 6 to 9 am and the afternoon commute hours of 3 and 6 pm.
Riding the Bus
School buses are designed with child safety in mind—and this is proven by the drastically low number of crashes each year. According to the National Safety Council, fewer than 114 people are killed and 12,800 are injured on average. However, it is important to note that the majority of these fatalities are people who were outside of the bus, either in another vehicle or walking, at the time of the incident.
Ultimately, riding the bus is statistically one of the safest modes of transportation that a child can take during the school year.
Tulsa Personal Injury Lawyers
The team at Martin Jean & Jackson wishes you and your family a safe school year and are here to provide legal assistance if the need arises. Schedule a free consultation today by calling .