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Do your kids know how to safely cross the street?
Posted 9/15/19

This week we focus on what to teach your young ones about safe walking. Here are some walking safety tips everyone should know:

  1. It is always best and safest to walk on the sidewalk. If there isn’t a sidewalk, you should walk facing the cars as far to the left as possible.

  2. Make sure you can see and be seen. Wear bright colored clothing when during dusk and nighttime, use a flashlight if it is dark.

  3. Children under 10, should cross the street with an adult. Young children may not be able to judge the speed of a car and decide if it is safe to cross.

  1. Make eye contact with drivers before stepping into the crosswalk or crossing a street. Make sure they see you are there.

  2. When walking in neighborhoods, watch for cars turning into and backing out of driveways.

  3. Never run out or cross the street from between cars. Drivers may not see children over the car.

think two steps ahead

 

Additional Information: 

California Office of Traffic Safety

Solano Safe Routes to School Program