TEACHING YOUR CHILD SAFE CROSSING
Till the age of 10 years children may not have developed the skills
and abilities to keep themselves safe. It is therefore, necessary
that they should always be accompanied by an adult when in or around
traffic. An adult should invariably hold childís hand while crossing
Do not overestimate your child. It is important to teach your child
from an early age to stop, Look, Listen and think before crossing.
Stop one step back from the kerb.
Look in all directions for approaching traffic. Encourage yor child
to turn his head, looking in all directions- not just left and
Listen for approaching traffic.
Think whether it is safe to cross. Make an eye contact with drivers
to ensure that they have seen you.
Face the approaching traffic and keep LOOKING and LISTENING for
traffic while crossing.
Children take notice of what adults do. So set a good example and
STOP, Look Listen and THINK every time you cross.