Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

My name is Chris Thayer and I am a personal injury attorney practicing in downtown Seattle. I handle personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims throughout the greater Seattle area, including Issaquah, Mercer Island and Kirkland.

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What You Need to Know About School Bus Safety

Posted Friday, August 23, 2019 by Chris Thayer

Alternative TextMost everyone has probably been driving behind a school bus when it stops and puts its red flashing lights on. When this happens, all other drivers on the road are supposed to stop, but sometimes one car in a hurry blows by the school bus while the children are exiting the vehicle. This is extremely dangerous for all parties involved.

With school starting, it is a good time to remind ourselves of the laws surrounding school buses, safety, and how we can keep ourselves and the children riding the buses safer. Whether your child rides a school bus or not, it is important to know important safety tips for driving around school buses.

There are many techniques you can implement in your own driving to be safer around a school bus. Some of these include:

At the end of the day, a school bus is transporting children to and from school. Washington law is specific in stating when an approaching vehicle must stop for a school bus. There are certain exceptions to this rule (driving on a divided highway, etc.) but for the most part, it is best to stop when you see a school bus stopping and letting off children.

No one wants to think about being in an accident or their child being injured on a school bus. Unfortunately, there is always a possibility of an accident and injury occurring. The personal injury attorneys at Pivotal Law Group are here to help you in the event of an injury or accident involving a school bus. We know that injuries and accidents can be devastating and want to help you explore your legal options for recovery. Contact us today for a consultation.

(image courtesy of Austin Pacheco)