Do You Need Back to School Driving Tips?
This month, Clark County students began to return to face-to-face instruction under the hybrid instructional model. This means increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Increased traffic, means an increased risk of accidents. Read on for our top 7 back to school driving tips to help everyone stay safe.
We hope these back-to-school driving tips help you stay safe. If a back-to-school accident injures you, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation. Don’t depend on insurance companies to support your best interests. Only an experienced car accident lawyer will fight for you so you get the best opportunity to win the compensation you deserve.
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1. Stop for School Buses
Drivers should stay alert and proceed with caution around school buses. Children are at an increased risk of injury when approaching or leaving a school bus.
By law, Nevada drivers have to stop for school buses. Per Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) 484B.353, all drivers are required to stop for school buses when:
- Students are boarding and departing.
- The bus is displaying its flashing red lights.
Please note that on divided highways with a median or other physical barrier, traffic moving in the opposite direction does not have to stop.
If you or your child has been the victim in a bus accident, you should seek legal advice from an experienced bus accident lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers can help you protect your rights and help you get the personal injury settlement that you deserve. Well-meaning people may tell you that you don’t need a bus accident lawyer. Our years of representing clients in these cases prove that you need aggressive and experienced lawyers fighting to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
2. Obey School Zone Speed Limits
In school zones, the speed limit is either 15 or 25 miles per hour. These speed limits are in effect on school days from half an hour before school begins to half an hour after school ends.
Some areas use flashing yellow lights to indicate when the speed limit is in effect. These lights may be turned off during hours students are actually in classes. If so, the speed limit then reverts to that posted for non-school hours.
If you or a loved one are the victim of a speeding driver, contact an experienced Las Vegas lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers have experienced car accident lawyers who are ready to help you. You don’t have to face the uncertainty of dealing with parties who are not motivated to help you. Our job is to take on your car accident case for you, and relieve you of that stress, while providing our legal knowledge, expertise and experience so you can have the best opportunity to win significant compensation. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
3. Obey Crossing Guards
In Nevada, it is a crime to violate the direction of a school crossing guard. School crossing guards help everyone stay safe. Per NRS 484B.350, drivers:
- Shall stop in obedience to the direction or traffic-control signal of a school crossing guard; and
- Shall not proceed until the highway is clear of all persons, including, without limitation, the school crossing guard.
This means that drivers must wait until the guard is completely out of a crosswalk before proceeding.
4. Look Out for Children and Teens
Look out for children and teens in neighborhoods, around bus stops, at parks, and near schools. Children and teens are vulnerable pedestrians. They can be unpredictable around cars. Remember the following:
- Children and teens can be distracted pedestrians. Do not assume they are paying attention to cars on the road.
- Children are shorter than adults. This means they cannot see over cars, bushes, and other objects.
- Young children may not act as drivers expect. They can dart in front of traffic and ignore pedestrian crossing zones.
5. Share the Road with Bicyclists
Drivers have a responsibility to safely share the road with bicyclists. Children and teens use bicycles to get to and from school. Safely share the road with bicyclists by remembering the following:
- Not all riders have experience. Drivers should be especially patient and cautious around children on bikes.
- Safe passing is the driver’s responsibility. When passing, you must move into an adjacent lane to the left if possible. If not, you must pass with at least 3 feet of clearance between your car and the bicycle (NRS 484B.270).
- Pursuant to NRS 484B.270(3), drivers must yield the right-of-way to any person riding a bicycle on the pathway or lane.
If a driver injures you or a loved one, consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. We offer the level of expertise and knowledge you need to win your accident case. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 for a free consultation.
6. Pay Attention
Avoid distracted driving. Distracted driving is anything that takes your attention away from the task of safe driving. In Nevada, it is a crime to physically handle a cell phone or other electronic device while driving. This includes talking, texting, going online, programming a handheld GPS, or playing music. Concentrate on the road, especially in school zones.
If a distracted driver injures you or a loved one, contact an experienced Las Vegas lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers have experienced car accident lawyers who are ready to help you. Don’t wait. Get in touch with us now and receive the benefit of our experience – you’ll then be in the best position to gain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
7. Buckle Up
It is important that you keep yourself and your passengers safe by buckling up. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Nevada law requires everyone to be properly restrained.
- Under NRS 484D.495, any driver or passenger over 6 years old or 60 pounds must wear a safety belt.
- NRS 484B.157 requires a child under 6 years old and less than 60 pounds to be secured in an approved child restraint system. For additional information, see our article on Car Seat Safety.
EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
We hope these back-to-school driving tips help everyone in Clark County have a safe return to school. If you are injured in a back-to-school car accident, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer. They can help you determine what steps to take next.
The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of personal injury lawyers and staff ready to help you. We have experience handling all types of accidents including car accidents, bicycle accidents, and bus accidents. Our experienced team knows what to do in these types of cases, and we’ll represent you so your rights are protected. Some well-meaning people may advise that you don’t need a Las Vegas car accident lawyer. To ensure that you have the best opportunity to win maximum compensation for your injuries you need an expert legal team on your side. That is exactly what you’ll get with Anthem Injury Lawyers.
Our office is conveniently located in Henderson, Nevada. We can come to you in the Las Vegas area if you are unable to visit our office. Now is the best time to get in touch with our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.