Victims of fatal car accidents are not always passengers or drivers of vehicles. Car wrecks can cause vehicles to leave the roadways and damage property or, worse, injure or kill pedestrians. Paying extra attention to blind spots and intersections, crosswalks and road signs, as well as speed limits in and around busy foot-trafficked areas can help prevent such tragedies.
We stop when we see school bus lights flashing, both because the law requires it and because we know those flashing lights mean that children could be darting out into traffic. We certainly do not want to hurt children in a pedestrian accident.