In order to protect children from dangerous and life-threatening accidents, it’s essential to encourage crosswalk safety when they’re on the road.
Whether they’re walking to school, to the mall, or home from a friend’s house, road and crosswalk safety is of the utmost importance. Some tips for school-aged children to follow include:
• Always use a crosswalk, if there’s one available. Wait for any available signals to indicate you can cross, and look both ways before entering the street, just to be sure.
• If there are crossing guards available, always follow their directions. Do not try to speed past them or use other streets to avoid them, even if you are in a hurry.
• Take off your headphones. When crossing an intersection or street, it’s important that you’re able to hear any oncoming cars or hazards. You need to stop, look, and listen for any dangers before crossing.
• When crossing in front of a stopped car, be mindful of cars in other lanes, too. Make sure they’re fully stopped and that the drivers can see you. Make eye contact with each driver if possible.
Crosswalk safety is of utmost importance for school-aged children. Encourage your child to act responsibly when walking to school and crossing the road.