As mid-August rolls around on our calender again, it is time for kids all
over New Hampshire and Vermont to go back to school. It may still feel
like summer outside, but autumn is just around the corner.
At the law office of Van Dorn & Curtiss, we would like to remind everyone
that back-to-school time is an especially dangerous time on Vermont roads,
so drivers should be much more alert in the coming weeks.
More school buses on our roads means more hazards for drivers to watch
out for. School buses make many unexpected stops and turns, and children
may be loading or unloading from buses at any time. Never try to pass
a school bus when it is active and stopped.
Back-to-school time also means that there will be more pedestrians alongside
the road, with children crossing the street and walking along sidewalks.
Drivers need to be more aware of people walking on or near roadways in
order to avoid costly accidents.
Car wrecks often carry a greater risk at back-to-school times, as crashes
with kids have a particular tragedy associated with them. It is important
that people do not drive when they are distracted or impaired, and that
they keep an eye out to avoid bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle
rear-end accidents, and
If you or a loved one have been injured in a Vermont car accident, it is
important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The Vermont car
accident attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss may be able to help you recover
damages for injuries and missed time at work.
If the drivers of New Hampshire and Vermont make a commitment to drive
safely this back-to-school season, we can ensure the safe roads that our