Keeping Your College Student Safe on the Road this Fall
As the fall semester continues, you will want to take some important steps to ensure your college student stays safe while traveling to and from classes and social events. While your child might have taken their car to college with them in order to get around more easily, car accidents can easily happen and college students are at risk.
The following is a look at some tips, among others, that can help keep your college student safe while navigating the roads around his or her school:
- Check on the parking situation: If your college student is parking his or her car on campus, find out what the parking situation is so you can help to improve their ability to park safely. Are there plenty of safe parking lots? Are they well-lit and close to buildings? Are there call buttons nearby? Keep in mind that your child is likely walking to his or her car late at night after studying or spending time with friends. Help to ensure that your college student will be find a safe parking spot all year long so that he or she can stay safe.
- Have your child sign a sober and distraction free driver pledge: Now that college is underway and your child is no longer under your roof, you will have a harder time enforcing prohibitions on drinking or texting while driving. Be sure that your teenager understands the critical need to stay sober and alert while driving and has the strength to say no to peer pressure. Make sure your teen knows safe alternatives to get home if he or she has been drinking. You can provide your teen with numbers to the nearest cab company or be sure they understand how to use Uber.
- Be sure your teen's car is safe: As the semester continues, be sure your teen is driving a safe and well maintained vehicle around campus and beyond. It is wise to have a licensed mechanic thoroughly check their car every few months. You may wish to offer a tune up as a back to school present and see that all fluid levels are full. Check to see that tires have sufficient tread and are properly inflated. By making sure your child's vehicle is safe, you will avoid the possibility that they become stranded or involved in an accident linked to poor maintenance.
Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: 30 Years of Zealous Representation for Car Accident Victims Throughout Georgia
The Georgia Auto Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, understand that parents never stop caring or worrying about their children. As such, we hope these tips can help put your mind at ease as your college aged student heads off to school. If you or a loved one is involved in an accident, contact the dedicated car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. An attorney can advise you of your rights as well as take the necessary steps to preserving your rights to compensation.
Our firm has over 36 years of experience in the industry and we accept cases across Georgia and in the Southeast. The sooner you act after your car accident, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery for your injuries. As such, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.