Have You Talked To Your Kids About Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety?

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    Have You Talked To Your Kids About Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety
    January 17 2022

    Clark County Schools have taken a five day pause. In addition to the holiday on Monday, kids will also be out of school on Tuesday. With all of that free time, it is important to talk to your kids about pedestrian and bicycle safety.

    We hope the below information helps your kids stay safe. If a driver injures you or a loved one, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    As a Las Vegas accident victim, you don’t want to fight alone against insurance companies. They do not have your best interests in mind. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Insurance companies and other parties are not interested in helping you receive what you should as a victim in a Las Vegas accident. Your Las Vegas accident lawyer should have a proven track record of winning cases like yours for significant compensation. Our lawyers offer you 25 years of experience winning top compensation for Las Vegas accident victims.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in car accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Pedestrian Safety for Kids

    Pedestrian safety is an important topic, no matter the age of your kids. From toddlers to teenagers, safety should always be first. So what exactly should you talk about when you are talking to your kids about pedestrian safety? Use the topics below to help guide your conversation.

    Practice Safe Walking

    The best way for your kids to know about pedestrian safety is to practice with you. Spend time walking in your neighborhood with your kids. Teach them safe walking habits such as using sidewalks and crosswalks.

    Use Caution in Driveways

    It can be easy for kids to forget about pedestrian safety when they are on the sidewalk. However, most neighborhood sidewalks include driveways. Driveways are very dangerous. Teach your kids to look for cars when they are walking near driveways.

    Cross with Care

    Every time you cross a street with your kids you should practice safe crossing. Teach your kids to always stop and look for cars in all directions. If there is a car at the intersection, your kids should make eye contact with the driver before crossing. Kids should never run to cross the street.

    Increase Visibility

    Many kids are short and difficult to see. You can increase their visibility during the day with bright clothing. At night time your kid should wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight.

    Pay Attention

    Distractions are dangerous for everyone. If your child is walking, they should be paying attention. Especially if they are crossing the street. Teach older kids to not play on their phone or listen to music when crossing the street.

    No Playing in the Street

    It can be tempting to let children play in the street in residential areas and cul de sacs. However, this is very dangerous behavior. Streets are meant for cars, not kids.

    Even the most responsible pedestrian can be injured in a car accident. If a driver injures you or your kids, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Bicycle Safety Tips for Kids

    When you talk to your kids about pedestrian safety, you should also talk to your kids about bicycle safety. Use the following tips to keep your kids safe on bicycles. Please keep in mind that children younger than 10 years old should not ride unsupervised in the street.

    Wear a Helmet

    Talk to your kids about wearing a helmet every time they get on a bicycle, even if it is just in the neighborhood. Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent.

    You should make sure that your child’s helmet fits properly. Use the linked guidance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on fitting a helmet.

    Be Visible

    Cyclists should try to be as visible as possible. Kids can increase their visibility by doing the following:

    • Riding in a group.
    • Wearing bright and reflective clothing.
    • Only riding during daylight hours.
    • If they ride at night, using reflectors and lights.

    Dress Appropriately

    Safe riding means that your child is dressed for bike riding. They should avoid wearing loose clothing and should make sure that their shoe laces are tied.

    Ride a Bike that Fits

    Kids should only ride bikes that fit. Make sure that you adjust the bicycle to fit your kid.

    Plan Their Rides

    Talk to your kids about what routes are safe for riding. As a parent, you can practice riding with your kids to check for an area’s bikeability.

    Pay Attention

    Kids are easily distracted. Talk to your kids about paying attention while riding. Do not allow your kids to ride while playing with their phone or listening to music.

    If a driver injures your child on a bicycle, you should seek legal advice from an experienced bicycle 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.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps you keep your kids safe. If a driver injures you or a loved one in a Las Vegas area accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Puneet K. Garg

    Attorney Puneet K. Garg is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Law. He has vast experience serving various clients with their different needs. Puneet’s representation of clients has included serving as counsel to Fortune 500 companies, large and small healthcare providers, celebrities, large and small businesses, personal injury victims and individuals needing help with their everyday needs. He has represented clients from all over the world in both state and federal court in Nevada.

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