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August 2015

At Tindall Law Firm, LLC we enjoy sharing valuable tips regarding the law; offering articles on hot issues in the law; commenting on topics of interest; and helping you navigate the tricky world of the law, which is ever changing.  

At any time if you have any questions on any of the materials you find in our newsletter or any other legal issues, please do not hesitate to contact me. If there is any legal issue of interest that you would like to see addressed in our newsletter, please let us know.
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Attorney Tavis Tindall

Tips from Tindall
Slow Down: Back to School Means Sharing the Road
Things get a little crazy on the roads during the school year: Buses are everywhere, kids on bikes are hurrying to get to school before the bell rings, harried parents are trying to drop their kids off before work.

It's never more important for drivers to slow down and pay attention than when kids are present - especially before and after school.

Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians
According to research by the National Safety Council, most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related incidents are 4 to 7 years old, and they're walking. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. A few precautions go a long way toward keeping children safe:

  • Don't block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light or waiting to make a turn, forcing pedestrians to go around you; this could put them in the path of moving traffic
  • In a school zone when flashers are blinking, stop and yield to pedestrians crossing the crosswalk or intersection
  • Always stop for a school patrol officer or crossing guard holding up a stop sign
  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
  • Don't honk or rev your engine to scare a pedestrian, even if you have the right of way
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Always use extreme caution to avoid striking pedestrians wherever they may be, no matter who has the right of way
  • If the school bus driver has out the sign indicating you should stop, do not try to beat the sign being fully extended because accidents often happen that way;
  • Keep in mind that the bus will obstruct your full view of the roadway, so proceed with caution when it is legally okay for you to pass the bus.

 For More Tips on Back to School Safety from the 
National Safety Council Mission Click Here

By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely in school zones.

Teen Drivers

Back to school means and more teen drivers on the road. When inexperience meets the road, crash risks increase. Practice builds experience and reduces risk. Learn more and get free resources at .

A single young passenger - even a sibling - increases the changes of a deadly crash by 44%. 

New teen drivers often fail to drive the appropriate speed for conditions - this comes with experience. 

About half of teens killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt.

The fatal crash rate of 16 year olds is nearly twice as high at night, according to the Institute  for Highway Safety. Most of these tragic crashes happen relatively early typically between 9 p.m. and midnight. Inclement weather is also dangerous. 

Please make sure you know where your children are at all times and who they are with. We just had a very tragic accident in Southington, CT where a young teen driver, with a 13 year old passenger veered off the highway killing both parties. The driver was not supposed to be driving this young passenger on the roadways under our laws.

For more info on teen drivers Click Here

If you or someone you know has been injured  in an accident that was the fault of an inexperienced drive please contact us at 203-755-0018. Remember insurance coverage is not dependent on the experience of the driver.
At Tindall Law Firm we work hard for clients every day. We all want to see clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. 
As a family-based business, our staff is close, and we extend that friendly, caring attitude to our clients. We treat our clients as if they are our own family and truly care about them as more than just a number.
It is this quality along with superior service and competent representation that has allowed us to become the "lawyer for life" for all of our clients and their families and friends to whom they refer us. 


Tavis Tindall
Tindall Law Firm