As we grow up, it’s natural that road safety rules become a given in our lives. We expect people to know and follow those rules out of instinct. Young children, who are unaware of the given road safety rules, can therefore be in danger of being exposed to accidents. That is why actively teaching basic traffic and safety rules to children as they begin to go out on the road will help keep them safe by preventing accidents.
Safety rules for Kids to always remember:
- Know the traffic signals: Knowing the traffic rules and signals will help children make better judgments on the road.
- No Running or Playing on the Road. Playing and running on the road (or street) is always dangerous. Make sure your kids are not playing on the road.
- Always inform your parents where you are going. Keeping a track of your child’s whereabouts is necessary for making sure they are safe. Teach your children to always inform you before going out.
Rules to keep in mind while walking on foot or riding a bicycle:
- Always keep your focus on the road. Children find a thousand distractions on the road every minute. It’s important to teach them to focus on the road while walking or riding a bicycle and be aware of their surroundings.
- Left is right. Knowing which side of the road to walk on will not only avoid confusion among the drivers on the road but also keep your children safe from accidents. Teach your children to always walk on the left side of the road to avoid any accidents.
- Find a zebra crossing to cross the road. Children can cross roads safely at zebra crossings. Teach them to look for a zebra crossing to cross the road.
- Stop, look on both sides, and then cross. This is also one of the most important safety rules to teach your children. Teach them to look on both sides of the road to make sure no vehicle is passing by.
Rules to remember while travelling in a car:
- Always wear seatbelts. The importance of seatbelts in the event of an accident can never be exaggerated. Teach your children to always wear a seatbelt, no matter which seat they are in.
- Don’t stick your head or hands outside the car window. Children often tend to stick their hands or heads outside the car or bus window as they are unaware of the dangers. However, this can lead to serious accidents. Make sure to teach them about these dangers and how keeping their heads and hands inside will keep them safer.
Teaching children these simple safety rules can result in the prevention of many accidents. Keep reiterating and following these rules in front of them so they can assimilate them properly. Remember, knowing traffic rules can help your kids avoid accidents and be safer on the roads. It’s not something that should be ignored.