Fall is here, the kids are back in school, and Halloween is just around the corner. As the days grow shorter and we shift our focus to the cooler season ahead, it’s also important to shift our focus on the road as well.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic accidents are the single most common cause of death for children ages 4 to 18, and autumn is the most dangerous time of year for pedestrians, accounting for 29 percent of pedestrian-related fatalities. Approximately 800 school-aged children are killed in motor vehicle accidents during normal school travel hours each year, says the National PTA. Their safety must be a high priority for every driver as our young pedestrians return to the roadways.