One organization urging drivers use more caution as kids head back to school

DELMARVA – Organizations are urging that parents and drivers take precautions on the roadways to keep everyone safe.

More than 54,000 accidents occurred in 2020 injuring pedestrians according to the Center for Safe Schools. And more than 5,000 of those accidents involved children. Officials want you to be mindful of traffic and congestion on the roadways, find the best route for kids, and stay alert at all times.

“Know the route, and have a discussion about the route that your child will take, actually walk the route and walk the route during the time period that way your child will be doing it, that way they can notice if there are any safety issues,” says Joey Melvin, the Director for the Center for Safe Schools.

Melvin tells 47 ABC that there is still good news: pedestrian accidents are down trending. He recommends that students use a light when walking at night, and stay off of their electronic devices.

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