Tips for Parents
Parents and care givers should never allow a child under age 10 to cross a street alone.
Learn and obey traffic signals and signs.
Cross at corners using traffic signals and crosswalks.
Stop at the curb, or at the edge of the roads if there is no curb, before crossing the street.
Look left-right and left again before crossing the street, cross when the street is clear and keep looking both ways while crossing.
Walk, do not run across the street.
Walk facing traffic, on sidewalks or paths.
Walk as far to the left as possible is there are no sidewalks.
Watch for cars that are turning and backing up.
Try to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them; the child may see the driver, but the driver might not see the child.
Always hold a grownups hand in parking lots.
Wear bright clothing in the daytime and retro reflective clothing or tape from dusk to dawn.