Category: Child Injuries
Drowning deaths, or near-drowning injuries, can take only a few minutes to occur.
In the aftermath of the tragic and devastating death of an 8-year-old at a bus stop in Cape Coral, the news media and others are calling for every week to be School Bus Safety Week, not just one week in October.
Our children’s safety when riding school buses is every driver’s responsibility. Too many children are injured or killed because drivers do not obey the law and stop when required.
Florida has the dubious distinction of having more children drown than any other state in the nation. Eighty-eight children were remembered at a Vanderbilt Beach ceremony in January.
Lee and Collier County schools zones are dangerous. We need to do more to protect our children.
From the period of 2012 to 2016, 44 percent of all people killed in motor vehicle crashes on Halloween night were crashes which involved a drunk driver, according to NHTSA statistics.
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are very popular in Florida, but they can be dangerous. Florida has specific laws about the use of ATVs.
Thousands of children attend Lee County Schools every day. We expect them to arrive and depart safely. However, they may be entering a danger zone. NBC2 News Investigators reported on August 27, 2018 that our schools may be turning into car crash sites.
Safe Kids USA reports, in Distracted Drivers in School Zones – A National Report, that because cell phones, music devices and fast food have all become a major part of American culture, and people have become dependent on them, there are safety concerns around school zones.
Schools in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties open in August, and the number of vehicles on our roads increases significantly. Drivers must drive responsibly and watch out for school buses and children at bus stops.