Walking Safety For Children

Safety tips for crossing the street:

  1. Stop at the curb or the edge of the road if there is no curb.
  2. Stop and look left, then right, then left again for moving cars before you step into the street.
  3. If you see a car, wait until it goes by. 
    • Then look left, right, left again until no cars are coming.
  4. If a car is parked where you are crossing, look to make sure there is no driver and that the car is not running.
  5. Next, go to the edge of the car and look left, right, left to see if cars are coming. 
    • When no cars are coming, walk - do not run - across the road. 
    • Keep looking left, right, left for cars while you are crossing.

Things to Remember:

  1. Always walk on the sidewalk if there is one.
  2. If there is no sidewalk, walk along the side of the road FACING TRAFFIC.
  3. Be seen.  Brightly colored clothing makes it easier for drivers to see you during the daytime.
  4. Darting out in front of a parked car is dangerous.
    • The driver of cars coming down the street can't see you.