School zones are designed to protect students but can also be an alarming hotspot for pedestrian accidents. Here are the statistics you need to know and the safety measures that can be taken.
According to data provided by SafeKids.org:
In 2016, Safe Kids Worldwide observed 56,000 drivers and 39,000 middle and high school students and found the following:
School zones can be particularly dangerous due to a combination of factors:
These factors collectively contribute to the heightened risk of accidents in school zones, underscoring the critical need for comprehensive safety measures and heightened awareness from all road users.
School zone safety measures are essential for protecting the lives of students, parents, and pedestrians:
By implementing a combination of these measures, communities can create safer environments in and around school zones, ultimately prioritizing the well-being and security of students and all those who use these areas.