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Your parents may not allow you to walk near the road by yourself or with your friends yet. It can be very dangerous if you don't pay careful attention to everything that is going on around you. Your parents will know when you are ready to take this step toward growing up.
There are laws and rules to help keep you safe when you are walking. If your parents do allow you to walk along the side of the road, the most important thing for you to do is to stay out of the road. This is easy if you are walking in an area with sidewalks. In areas where there are no sidewalks, you should walk facing traffic on the shoulder of the road as far from the driving lane as possible.
In some areas there are signs, signals and roadway markings to help you to cross the road safely.
When you cross the street at a corner with a signal light, you should wait for the green light to show in the direction you are walking.
At busy intersections there may be lines on the road called a crosswalk for you to walk between. There may also be special signals to tell you it is okay to cross the street. There is a green light with a picture of a person walking.
Always look both ways before you cross the street, by looking left, right and left again to make sure no cars are coming or turning into the crosswalk.Yellow lights and signs mean caution or that you are coming to a dangerous area. If you are waiting to cross the street, you should not cross if the light is yellow. The light is about to turn red, and cars will enter the intersection.
A yellow traffic light means to use caution
This sign means that you are coming to a crosswalk
This sign means you are near a crosswalk by a school
When the signal light turns red, stop. If the light is red in the direction you are walking, do not cross the street.
When you see a red light with picture of a man, stop. Wait to cross the street until you see a green signal. Then look carefully to left, right and left again. If there is no traffic coming, cross the street.
If you must cross the street, you should cross at an intersection if there is one. Stop at the side of the road, and look carefully to the left, right and left again. If there is no traffic coming, walk across the road. Don't run, you are more likely to fall.
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When you are waiting for the school bus, you should wait at the bus stop, and stand well back from the curb.When you get off the bus:
Your bus driver's number one interest is your safety. He or she will ask you to be on your best behavior.
These behaviors can bother any driver, including your family or a friend's family, and make it hard to drive safely.Clothing can get caughtJacket and sweatshirt drawstrings, backpack straps, scarves and loose clothing may get caught on the bus handrail or door. This is not only a danger while getting on or off the bus, but could happen any place on the bus.
When school is opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon, the area around the school is a very busy and crowded. There will be many children using the crosswalk.Car drivers, bikers and in-line skaters must stop to allow people in the crosswalk to cross the street.It is important to look carefully to the left, right and left again if you have to cross the street.
But if there is nowhere else to cross:
Some roads have an island or a median in the middle.
If there is a zebra crossing, always use it.
Keep looking all round and listening because a driver might not have seen you.If it is wet, cars take more time to stop.
Mostly traffic flows in one direction on these roads.
Never cross on turns.
When you play, make sure that you are not suddenly on the road. While running, cycling or skating this can happen quickly. The curb is the limit.
Cross the street only at a green traffic light. Even with "green" always first look in all directions whether really all drivers have stopped.
When it is dark outside, always wear bright clothing. Your school bag should have reflective strips.
You can use the sidewalk whenever it appears safer to you. But watch out for pedestrians.
Always wear a helmet when cycling, even on short distances.
Check your bike regularly with your parents. Everything should be in place and should be working properly: the brakes, the lighting, the reflectors and the bell.
If you go inline skating, wear full protective gear: helmet, wrist, elbow and knee pads. Never drive with inline skates on the roadway.
Use on all the rides in the car, even on short trips, your child seat. Always use the seat belt.
Always get off the car on the side of the walkway, never on the street.
At the bus stop you often have to wait. When the bus arrives or departs, watch like a hawk. And: stay calm when entering, when getting off never cross the roadway in front of the bus.
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