Walk safe and be seen
Fall is here, which means the days are getting darker, earlier. With lower visibility and children walking or biking home from practice or after school activities, it's important to be seen. Here are a few tips to stay safe while walking:
Make sure your child is highly visible to drivers. Use reflective tape or materials on their clothing or backpacks. For added safety, use a flashlight when walking in low-light or after-dark.
When a driver stops at a crosswalk, children should pause a moment to make sure another car is not approaching.
Kids should only cross in designated crosswalks and make especially sure they are in well-lit areas at night.
EYES UP, PHONE DOWN
Encourage your children to walk with their eyes up and not on their phones. Making eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them is a must. It’s also important to pay attention to other drivers who might also be distracted by their phones.
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