As children head back to school, AAA is encouraging motorists to pay extra attention behind the wheel.
Back-to-school time means more pedestrians and bicyclists around schools, and that traffic can lead to tragedy. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20% of all 2016 traffic fatalities in the 0–14 age group were pedestrians. Older kids are at even more risk: While making up only about a quarter of all kids age 0–19, they accounted for more than half of all child pedestrian fatalities.¹
With that in mind, AAA urges motorists and pedestrians to follow simple steps to help make back-to-school season safer for everyone.