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Top tips to help your kids cross safely.

When the time comes to teach your child about crossing the road, remember the following: | Always set a good example by choosing a safe place to cross and explaining what you're doing.

When the time comes to teach your child about crossing the road, remember the following: | Always set a good example by choosing a safe place to cross and explaining what you're doing.

| Let your child help you decide where and when it's safe to cross.

| Let your child help you decide where and when it's safe to cross.

| Tell your child that it's safest to cross at a pedestrian | Tell your child that it's safest to cross at a pedestrian crossing or a crossing patrol.

crossing or a crossing patrol. | Tell them not to cross where they can't see far along the road.

| Tell them not to cross where they can't see far along the road.

| Explain that they should not try to cross a road between parked cars; drivers won't be able to see them very well.

| Explain that they should not try to cross a road between parked cars; drivers won't be able to see them very well.

| Use the Green Cross Code | Use the Green Cross Code with your child. Explain you have to stop at the kerb, then look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing. | When it's safe to cross, walk straight across the road and keep looking and listening out for traffic. | Remind your children to concentrate - they may be with your child. Explain you have to stop at the kerb, then look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing. | When it's safe to cross, walk straight across the road and keep looking and listening out for traffic. | Remind your children to concentrate - they may be easily distracted and dash out into the road.

easily distracted and dash out into the road.

| Make sure that anyone else looking after your child follows the same rules. | For more go to the Department of the Environment Kidzone: doeni.gov.uk/roadsafety/ index/education/kidzone | Make sure that anyone else looking after your child follows the same rules. | For more go to the Department of the Environment Kidzone: doeni.gov.uk/roadsafety/ index/education/kidzone
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:May 7, 2014
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