09/20/2013 (press release: Ann Mulhern) // Albuquerque, NM, USA // Ann Mulhern
Take a minute to read these reminders about school zone safety. It is illegal in New Mexico to pass a school bus that is loading or unloading children on any street. The only exception to this rule is when you are traveling on a divided roadway.
The 10 feet surrounding a school bus is considered the most dangerous area for children. Try to allow at least 15 feet for extra safety. Pay attention to all flashing lights and signs on buses. Fines in school zones are usually more and points are typically deducted. You have to be aware at all times and pay attention to street sign markers and school zone crossing guards.
Remember, Albuquerque and Santa Fe have laws against using a cell phone while driving. That would include texting. Texting while driving has been shown to distract a driver as much as a person with a .08 blood alcohol level. Don’t forget to always watch for children in crosswalk areas. 6-9am and 3-5pm can be particularly dangerous times.
If you or your child have been injured by a distracted or texting driver call the offices of Ron Bell at Bell, Hughes, Colemn PA. They can discuss your case at no cost to you and determine if you ihave a case. We have attorneys who focus their practice on distracted driving cases and have helped thousands of individuals receive compensation for injuries and wrongful deaths. We are offering free case evaluations for individuals who suffered because of texting and distracted drivers.
Call Ron Bell at the Bell, Hughes, Coleman Firm in Albuquerque today to discuss your case.