Now that kids are going back to school, drivers have more to think about than just other drivers. The fact is that children will be walking across streets, traveling to and from school, and be in more areas that vehicles frequent. For this very reason, it is important to take special precautions and to keep an eye out for students when driving, especially through residential areas.
The first thing to do is ensure that you have adequate auto insurance coverage. You will definitely need liability coverage; however, you’ll want to make sure that bodily injury liability, personal injury protection, and uninsured motorist amounts are adjusted. Doing this can help you feel safer in case an accident does occur.
More importantly, watch for kids at all times. Although there are designated areas for school bus stops, students often come from all directions to get to that stop. Unlike adults who are more careful, children tend to cross without looking. It is the driver’s responsibility to drive slowly through residential areas and near parks or fields while school is in session.
For more information on how to stay safe and watch for kids in WA, contact Humble & Davenport Insurance.