October 8, 2014, is “National Walk to School Day” and the law firm of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is encouraging children to be active and safe as they walk to school. Nationally, 13 percent of children 5- to 14-years-old walk or bike to school regularly.
Across the nation, thousands of events are planned for “National Walk to School Day” with a wide variety of ideas. Some schools are holding pep rallies, incorporating walking themes into their physical education classes or inviting community leaders to greet students as they arrive at school.
Many communities are using “National Walk to School Day” as an initiative to encourage children to be healthy, help clean the environment, reduce traffic, promote safety and have fun!
To make walking to school as safe as possible for school children, the personal injury attorneys of Hupy and Abraham, S.C. have put together a list of tips for parents:
- Teach children to cross the street at marked crosswalks only
- Create adult supervised walking groups
- Make sure children know their route
- Slow down when driving through school zones
Hupy and Abraham, S.C. is passionate about pedestrian awareness and reminds all drivers to yield to pedestrians, especially school children. The firm is offering FREE bumper stickers to promote this message.