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How can I keep my kids safe when trick-or-treating?

Halloween will be here before you know it, and parents are rightly concerned about their kids' safety when trick-or-treating. While dressing up in costumes and going door to door is certainly fun, it also entails many risks. SafeKids.org offers the following tips so you can rest assured that your children will be safe and secure this Halloween.

How can drivers ensure back to school safety?

With August right around the corner, many parents and kids are looking forward to the upcoming school year. This means it's a great time to talk to your kids about being safe when walking to and from school. Drivers must also keep in mind the role they play in pedestrian safety, especially when traveling through school zones. In this case, the National Safety Council offers the following back to school tips. 

How can I teach my child about pedestrian safety?

Pedestrian safety is important for everyone, but it's crucial for kids to learn at an early age. In this case, it's up to parents to ensure their children are playing it safe when out and about, especially when walking in highly congested areas. To help you help your kids, SafeKids.org offers the following tips. 

Careless business owners and pedestrian accidents

There are many different risk factors that pedestrians should take into consideration every time they go for a walk or go jogging, from adverse weather and the role that may play in an accident to visibility, the time of day and traffic congestion. There are many more reasons why pedestrian accidents keep happening, and in some cases, they may be the result of a business owner’s negligence. For example, a pedestrian may hurt themselves in a slip-and-fall accident because a business owner failed to take care of a leak or address ice or other hazards. Or, a pedestrian may be hit by a vehicle due to a careless business owner.

Pedestrian accidents during the summer months

With summer around the corner, many people are looking forward to fireworks, days at the beach, family vacations and celebrations. However, this can be a dangerous time of year when it comes to traffic accidents, especially with regard to pedestrian accidents. While many children look forward to having a break from school, they may spend far more time near the road, whether they are riding bikes or walking around with friends. Moreover, some adults may be more likely to go for walks at certain times of day due to more favorable weather conditions (especially in certain parts of the country) and many people will find themselves in a pedestrian accident this summer.

What happens after your limb is amputated?

If you have been involved in a serious accident that has ultimately left you facing an amputation, the emotions you are experiencing will be many. While your current situation may be less-than-ideal and currently causing you to question your future, technology has come a far way and many amputees have the same chance at living a happy, healthy and successful life in California as anyone else. 

The rules for crossing the road in California

One of the more likely locations for auto-pedestrian accidents to occur in Pomona is the roadway itself. Despite the fact that traffic lanes and crosswalks are typically clearly marked, much confusion may still exist as to who actually has the right-of-way when it comes to vehicles and pedestrians sharing the road. 

Why is distracted driving unsafe?

Drivers in California must constantly be on the lookout for pedestrians to prevent serious crashes from occurring. Distracted driving greatly cuts back on pedestrian awareness, and it’s up to all motorists to keep their minds on the road and their hands on the wheel. AAA explains why distracted driving is so dangerous and what can be done to prevent it.

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