More than 100 Students a Year Are Killed in School Danger Zones
As your kids set to return to school, you may be thinking about back to school supplies and getting them back on the learning curve. You are unlikely to be dwelling on the dangers of going back to school.
However, an alarming new report from American Traffic Solutions found 100 children are killed and another 25,000 are injured every year on the way to and from school. Typically, school danger zones are around the school bus.
The report highlights so-called “school danger zones” and how the majority of accidents are caused by drivers traveling too fast through these zones. Two thirds of crashes in school danger zones are caused by speeding and one sixth by distracted drivers, the report states.
ATS has been touting its solution to the problem, a system which uses cameras attached to the outside of school buses to capture images and video of drivers that illegally pass the stop arm.
The evidence is sent on to law enforcement to review before issuing a citation. The CrossingGuard ®School Bus Arm Enforcement solution, provided by American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is sold as “an example of available products that schools are choosing in order to make drivers stop for school buses.”
While there is little consensus about a solution the scale of the problem is clear. There have also been incidents in and around Hampton Roads in which inattentive school bus drivers have caused crashes that may have hurt students or other drivers.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in an auto wreck, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077. Cooper Hurley has written Top Twenty Tips for Car, Truck or Motorcycle Accidents. Remember if you can take photographs at an accident scene and record the damage. Also collect names, addresses and phone numbers of potential witnesses. See CooperHurley.com.