September 27, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- By now, most people driving in South Carolina know that school is once again in session. Many may have even seen the impact upon their morning and evening commutes, as these drives now take a little longer with more traffic in the area.
In South Carolina, officials have kicked off safety campaigns geared toward reducing the number of car accidents
happening within school zones. With so many children often present in these areas, drivers need to be paying complete attention at all times. Those who take their eyes off of the road for even a split second could find themselves unable to avoid a crash.
School zones can be very chaotic places, and unfortunately, the location for many serious pedestrian and car accidents. Children may be running to class or to their parents, and they may enter the roadway at any time. Always follow posted speed limits in these areas, and be ready to stop at a moment's notice.
Parents should discuss safety in and around school zones with their children as well. This can help the children become aware of some of the potentially dangerous situations that are often present. Tell them to always look both ways before crossing into the street, and to cross only when a crossing guard is present.
If a driver sees a school bus that is stopped with its red lights flashing, all vehicles approaching or following the bus must come to a complete stop, because this means that children are present. Once the lights have been turned off and the safety arm retracted, the drivers may begin to drive again if the children have made it off of the roads safely. Law enforcement is keeping a close eye on motorists in these areas, and those that do not follow these rules could find themselves ticketed.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another driver, it is important that you take steps to protect your rights as soon as possible. Speak to an experienced attorney to learn more about any claims for compensation that you may have, as well as the specific options that may be available in your situation.
An attorney can help you understand the settlement offers from insurance companies while also preparing your case for trial. If the companies are not making offers that are covering all of the expenses connected to the medical care you need, it may be necessary to go into the courtroom.
You may experience significant financial hardships after your accident, and you need to know that this is not your fault. You can obtain the compensation you need from those who caused your injuries. Do not agree to anything until you are aware of the costs associated with your treatment.
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