Preventing Car Accidents in Arkansas School Zones

Students are beginning to return to the classroom across Arkansas, and that means more vehicles and pedestrians are on the road. The Arkansas car accident lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton explain increased traffic can also increase the risk of collisions between vehicles and people.

In and around Fort Smith, Arkansas, the city’s Street and Traffic Control Department has been testing the 55 school zone signals throughout the area. According to KSFM 5 News, the tests insure the flashing lights on school zone traffic signs activate and flash before and after schools are in session.

These traffic signals serve as a warning to drivers to be extra vigilant of others in school zones. Other things you can do to help prevent accidents include:

  • Slowing down- Reducing your speed can give you and others more time to react in the event an obstacle or person comes into the road.
  • Eliminating distractions- Being able to focus and keep your eyes on the road can also help reduce the chances of being involved in a crash.
  • Look twice in both directions- Whether your walking or driving, always take a moment to glance twice in each direction before entering traffic at an intersection.

At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we recognize the risks motorists and pedestrians face in school zones. Our Little Rock personal injury lawyers hope you keep these tips in mind while driving to help prevent accidents.

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