This is the time of year when school-aged children in New Jersey and other states across the nation return to school. While some children might be dropped off in a vehicle via his or her parent or carpool, many students will ride the school bus, ride their bike or walk to school. Because of this, parents, children and school administrators should be aware of the dangers of pedestrian accidents with regard to students getting to and from school.
Children pedestrian safety is crucial and should be addressed and understood. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, has compiled information regarding this traffic issue. In addition to providing a fact sheet, safety information has been highlighted so both students and adults can take action to reduce these incidents as well as other incidents involving children and motor vehicles. For the purposes of this fact sheet, children are defined as those age 14 and younger.