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Safe Routes to School & Liability
January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Safe Routes to School and liability is sometimes a confusing topic. Some schools have been reluctant to support Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs due to concerns about legal action if an injury or problem arises. But such fears are largely unwarranted. By acting responsibly and understanding the liability issues in question, schools, nonprofits, and parent groups can help students reap the health and academic benefits of SRTS programs while minimizing the risk of a lawsuit.
This workshop focuses on understanding and overcoming fear of liability. We will review basic liability concepts and then delve into the more detailed issues related to the implementation of specific programs, such as walking school buses, bike trains, and remote drop offs. We will also discuss liability situations and provide general legal information. In fact, well-run SRTS programs can even reduce schools’ risk of liability by identifying potential dangers and putting measures in place to protect children against injury.
SRTS is a statewide program, funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), whose goal is to make it safer for more children to walk and bike to school. This training is being brought to you by FDOT through the Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center. The Florida LTAP Center provides quality training, technical assistance, & technology transfer to the Florida local transportation workforce.
🚩This course offers 1 PDH for fully viewing the webinar.
🚩Please note – Florida local agencies are being given first priority!
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