(HealthDay News) -- Children and teens may feel like they are
invincible, and that they can take care of themselves.
But whether they're walking to school, or hustling to a nearby
friend's house, it's important to remind your children about
Safe Kids USA offers these suggestions:
- Always look left, right then left again before you cross the
street, and pay attention while crossing.
- Walk across an intersection, don't run.
- Follow all traffic signs and signals.
- Walk in the direction against traffic, or on a path or
- Whenever sunlight is dim, carry a flashlight and wear something
- Never play in a driveway, parking lot or street.
- Always take the same (safest) route to regular destinations.
Make sure the route has the fewest intersections.
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