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State of Massachusetts Identifies Most Dangerous Intersections to Pedestrians – Risks to School Children

By Ryan E. Alekman, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Massachusetts and other States, children are at risk for personal injuries due to dangerous intersections, crosswalks, and bus stop areas. The State of Massachusetts identified dangerous intersections and spots where serious personal injuries have been reported. Statistics, while useful, will do nothing to protect the next child from being a victim of an accident at or near an intersection, crosswalk, bus stop, or school. Here are some tips that parents and other child care providers can follow or keep in mind:

*Educate your child on safety tips while walking to school and / or riding a bicycle to school;

*Make sure that the child is age appropriate and has good judgment to be able to walk or ride his or her bicycle to school; and

*Select routes to school that are safer than others. Try to use routes that have crossing guards.

For additional safety tips and information on this subject matters, See Dangerous Intersections and Areas for Children in Massachusetts.