AAA, Georgia Officials Teaming Up to Prevent Child Pedestrian Injuries
GEORGIA – According to a news story reported online at wtvm.com, AAA and officials in the state of Georgia are teaming up this school year to prevent child pedestrian injuries. A slew of fatalities and injuries at bus stops around the country last year has experts looking for ways to keep kids safe.*
During the month of August, students are heading back to school in Georgia. As classes begin again, kids will be traveling to and from their schools, and motorists will start seeing a lot of buses on the streets. That makes it a good time of year to remind people about the dangers of unsafe driving near bus stops.
The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says that kids are 70 times safer in a school bus than a private motor vehicle, but students riding buses are exposed to different dangers at bus stops.
“The most dangerous time of the day for kids throughout the day when it comes to getting to and from school is not when this bus is on the road,” said Robert Hydrick, communications director for the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. “It’s when the bus has stopped to pick them up and to drop them off.”
Last year, a child was struck by a car and tragically killed in South Georgia as he was attempting to get on a school bus. The driver of the car was illegally passing a school bus at the time of the collision. It was a story too familiar during that school year, as numerous kids were injured or tragically died in the same way in other parts of the country.
AAA and Georgia state and school officials are launching a campaign to remind drivers about the laws regarding school bus passing and the consequences of violating those laws.
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