It’s back to school time. Students in Warrenton will return to Fauquier County Public Schools in late August. Pencils have been sharpened, back to school outfits have been selected, and after school plans have been made to keep your child safe.

But There Is More That Can Be Done to Protect Students This Year

As a driver, and a parent of a Fauquier County Public Schools student, there are things that you can do to help prevent a school year car accident tragedy. Specifically you can:

  • Put down your cell phone while driving.
  • Slow down near schools.
  • Leave plenty of time for getting to the bus stop or school so that you are not rushing, speeding, or otherwise distracted.
  • Watch for buses and always obey bus signals and stop signs.
  • Discuss driving safety with your high school student. Review the dangers of using a cell phone in the car, having passengers in the car, or even eating breakfast while driving.
  • Teach your children how to wait for the bus, board the bus, and get off the bus safely.
  • Teach your children how to be responsible and safe pedestrians.
  • Accompany your children to the bus stop, walk them to school, or drive them to school if you are concerned about safety.

Even with all of these precautions, however, you may not prevent someone else’s negligence from hurting your child.

What to Do If an Accident Occurs

If your child is hurt in a car crash on Waterloo Road, Westminster Drive, or any other road this year, it is important for you to protect his legal rights. You can get started immediately by filling out the free case evaluation form on this website to learn more about your child’s rights and possible recovery.

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