Guidelines for Children
The advice given below on crossing the road is especially for
children. Children should be taught the safety code and should
not be allowed on the road alone until they can understand and
follow it properly. Children learn by example, so parents and
teachers should always follow the Code properly when going out
with their children. They are responsible for deciding at what
age children can use it safely by themselves.
While Walking to School
- Always walk on the footpath only. On roads without
footpath, walk on the extreme right hand side of the roads.
- Do not be impatient on the road. Do not rush or run on
- Cross only at Zebra crossings, traffic signals, subways,
foot over-bridges. Where such facilities do not exist, look
for a safe place to cross.
- At the signal lights, cross only on a clear green
signal. If an intersection is controlled by a policeman,
traffic warden then cross only when he signals you
to do so.
- When crossing between vehicles parked on the side of the
road, remember that you are not visible to the moving
traffic (because the parked vehicles may be taller than
you). Stop as you appear from behind the vehicle and look
for a safe gap before crossing. Remember, drivers need
plenty of time to see you and to slow down and stop.
- While crossing wide roads that have central islands,
always cross in two stages. Cross to the central Island ,
stop, and cross when the next section is clear.
- While crossing one-way streets, remember that the
traffic will usually be moving in a number of lanes and at
higher speeds. Do not cross unless all lanes are clear.
- Never cross a road at a corner / curve, as the motorist
taking the turn will not be able to see you in time.
- Running across the road is a bad idea, as you may slip
While going by bus
- Leave home well in time, so that you won’t have to run
to catch the bus.
- At the bus stand, always follow the queue. Board the bus
only after it has come to a halt, without rushing in or
- While in the bus, shouting or making a noise is
definitely bad manners. Such behavior can also distract the
- Do not board or alight at a bus stop other than the one
decided by the school. Never board and alight at a red light
crossing or unauthorized bus stop.
- Always hold onto the handrail if standing in a moving
bus, especially on sharp turns.
- Do not sit, stand or travel on the footboard of the bus.
- Do not put any part of your body outside a moving or
- Always adhere to the bus safety rules.