Back to School Safety from Hupy and Abraham

With school right around the corner, it is important for parents and children to understand safety precautions for going back to school. Below are a few tips for making your child’s school year a safe and successful one.



Whether your child takes the bus, is driven or walks, it is always important to teach them about safety.


  • Practice the walk to and from school to make sure your child knows where to go.
  • Walk at crosswalks and the child looks both ways before crossing the street.
  • Face traffic while walking if there is no walkway or sidewalk.
  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street at cross walks or intersections to make sure the driver sees the child and is fully stopped.
  • Stay alert and avoid any type of distracted walking.
  • Tell the child not to talk to or accept rides from strangers.

Bike Riders:

  • Wear a properly fitting helmet and check the brakes, tires and the height of the seat before riding.
  • Ride on the right side of the road with traffic. If biking in a group, bike in a single file line.
  • Stop completely at intersections and crosswalks.
  • Stay alert and avoid distractions.
  • Practice the bike ride to and from school to make sure your child knows where to go.

Bus Riders:

  • Practice walking to and from the bus stop.
  • Teach your children to never go in front of or behind a bus where the driver may not see them.
  • Tell your child to always wear a seatbelt on the bus.
  • Step back two to three large steps from the curb.
  • Stay alert and avoid distractions when waiting for the bus.

Driving to School:

  • Note school zone speeds.
  • Stay aware around buses that are loading or unloading children.
  • Do not pass a bus with a “Stop” sign out.
  • Avoid distracted driving.

In-School Safety

It’s important for children to be aware of their surroundings while in school and know what to do in case of emergencies. Here are a few things to consider having a conversation with your children about regarding in-school safety:

  • Remain aware of surroundings.
  • Know who to talk to in case of emergencies.
  • Identify where to go in case of emergencies.
  • Eat and drink correctly if your child has allergies.


After-School Safety

If your child or children stay home alone after school, have a conversation about the following topics:

  • Locking the doors.
  • Not opening the door for strangers.
  • Using appliances for after school snacks.
  • Creating a plan in case of emergencies (include a list of emergency phone numbers).


Over the past 50 plus years, Hupy and Abraham has helped more than 70,000 clients recover more than $1 billion in damages. Let’s talk about how we may be able to help your child now.

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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.