By: Gwen-Marie Davis Hicks, Esq.
On August 20, 2016 Joseph Dunn, Esq. and Kereese Boxx of GDH LAW attended a Back to School Community Fair at Mission of Love Charities in Capitol Heights, MD. At the community fair, students were able to have school supplies and book bags donated to them. GDH LAW gave book bags away to several students that day who were in need. We are a firm that prides ourselves on giving back to our community and it felt good to help these students. Children are our most precious commodity.
In the spirit of back to school, GDH Law is sharing some important tips to remind everyone to keep SAFETY at the forefront.
Here are a few Reminders/Tips to keep our students safe as most of them are back to school.
1. DRIVE SLOWLY–ESPECIALLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Children can be seen darting out in the street after a ball, or running around a parked car. Although you may be running late, TAKE your time as you are driving through the neighborhood. When you wake up, calculate a few extra minutes into your commute to account for the kiddies.
2. ANTICIPATE STUDENTS RUNNING
Students have been on summer vacation for a few months, so getting back into the school routine may take some time. You may find children running up the street trying not to miss the bus. Anticipate students darting up the street with their backpacks and other belongings.
3. KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR CROSSING GUARDS
As you are approaching intersections and school zones, anticipate that there may be crossing guards helping students to cross the street. Follow the directions of the crossing guard. Drive slowly as you approach cross walks and school zones. Remember if you are issued a speeding citation in a school zone, the fees are often doubled.
4. REMIND YOUR CHILD TO LOOK BOTH WAYS
Remind your children to look both ways as they are crossing the street. When students exit the school bus, remind them to cross the street inside of crosswalks.
5. REMIND YOUR CHLD TO BE AWARE OF THEIR SURROUNDINGS.
If your child has a mobile device, make sure they are paying attention to their surrounding when using it. If your child walks to school, or walks from the bus stop to their home, remind them of the importance of being aware of their surroundings.
We wish everyone a Happy and Safe School Year!
Gwen-Marie Davis Hicks, Esq. is the managing partner at GDHLAW. We are always interested in participating in community events. Contact us if you are interested in having GDHLAW at your next event. GDHLAW’s practice areas include personal injury and business law. Contact our firm at 301-769-6835 or www.gdhlawfirm.com.