Did you know that the fall season is the most dangerous time of year for children? That’s because according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, children are at an increased risk for pedestrian accidents. Officials say the shorter daylight hours make it harder for drivers to spot children who are walking to school or waiting at a bus stop.
Adults are strongly encouraged to walk children to school, especially if they are younger than 10. Also, officials say all children who walk to school should be taught the basics of traffic safety, including crossing the street safely.
Kids who ride their bike to school must also be trained to bike safely, and must wear their helmets at all times.