AAA traffic experts have developed the following safety rules to help parents keep their children safe while walking to and from school. The Roosevelt PTSA would like to encourage parents to make some time with your children to share these rules with them so they can learn how to avoid accidents and dangerous situations.
- Walk on sidewalks
- Watch out for cars pulling into and backing out from driveways
- Walk on the left facing traffic if there are no sidewalks
- Cross only at corner
- Always stop and look before crossing, especially if there are no traffic signs or lights
- Watch for turning cars or cars backing out of driveways
- Continue to look left, right and left again as you cross the street
- Avoid crossing between parked cars
- Play away from traffic – playgrounds, schoolyards and your own yard are the safest places to play
- Be especially alert in bad weather: Rain, snow, fog and even umbrellas can obstruct vision. Also, drivers may be unable to stop quickly.
- Children should wear brightly colored and retro-reflective clothing.
- Obey police officers, adult crossing guards, AAA safety patrol members and traffic signals: These safety guardians can greatly enhance a child’s safety when going to and from school.
Click the link for more AAA Back to School Safety tips: https://autoclubsouth.aaa.com/newsletter/32newsletter081313/backtoschoolsafety.aspx