Children from the very early need to be taught on road safety, especially on how to cross roads. Road safety has become such an important concept to know because of increasing issue of road accidents.This also helps children to not get injured while walking or crossing roads. As adults, it becomes our duty to train our children about traffic rules and teach them on how to follow traffic rules and road safety measures and even what to do if they or someone have met with an accident. It is really important for us to keep our children aware and teach them about road safety to ensure their safety and help then to not get injured. Never put head or hands outside a moving vehicle
Some of the basic road safety that we can teach kids are
Teach them about traffic signals and signs to be followed on road
Kids these days have to be efficiently taught about safety on road and among it mainly includes teaching them about traffic signals and sign. This includes teaching them on how to differentiate between red,yellow and green signals which helps to manage vehicles on road. Even the necessary no entry, U turn, etc signs. This will be beneficial for all the pedestrians and vehicles on the road as this ensures utmost safety.
Show them how to cross the road
The most riskier part of the roads is crossing them. When you don't teach kids on how to cross roads there is a high risk of accidents to occur on the roads. Children must be taught to cross the road only by using zebra crossing which gives an indication to people riding or driving on road.
Ask them to always walk on footpath and not on the road
The next thing to teach children about road safety is to always walk on the footpath. Walking on footpaths makes it much easier for pedestrians to reach to their final destination without much hindrance on the road. Awareness among not just kids, but also the ones driving on the road must be spread.
Always make them wear helmet while riding bicycle
Another important thing is to teach them to wear helmet while riding bicycle on the road. Kids are always keen on learning bikes and bicycles to make there travel much easier on the road. So to maintain safety is very essential. To avoid any sort of accident on the road even while learning or travelling, force them to wear helmets that will ultimately save them form accidents on streets or roads.
Never let them play on road
Children always look for enough entertainment in their lives. Their favorite pass time has always been playing on streets or roads with their friends. But nowadays with such heavy traffic on roads it is feasible for kids to prohibit from playing on roads. They need to be taught to play only in their houses or on the terrace under their supervision. Roads these days are filled with vehicles that create a lot of risk.
If they see an accident take place on road inform an adult immediately
Accidents on roads have been a daily dose for everybody to understand the importance of driving safe. Kids need to taught that if they ever witness accidents on roads then they should immediately inform about the scenario to any of the adult. It should be their prime duty if their paths cross in such incidents.
Pay attention to surroundings on the road
The most important thing to be taught to children s to always pay attention to their surroundings. Children can't be walking or riding on roads in their own dreamland and wait for something to happen. They should always be very alert once they leave their home. Life is very precious and you can't be going about taking it granted.
Never put head or hands outside a moving vehicle on road
This is a common mistake that is done by a lot of kids in excitement to put their hands and heads out of the moving vehicle on roads. They, thus, could become a subject to accidents or injuries while doing such gestures. So, making them understand of traffic signals and road safety is of utmost importance.
Additional information on how to maintain road safety and spread awareness among kids to stay safe on road and follow traffic rules
To make the kids understand how to follow road safety rules you can teach them in a fun way by drawing and painting in order to teach them about the road rules so that they that they can have fun while learning. You must even have a discussion about how Important it is to follow road safety and what are its serious consequences if they are not followed.
As parents even you can take some road safety precaution to protect kids form getting hurt, here are some tips:
- Always ensure that your kid is wearing seatbelt so that he is safe while driving on road.
- Demonstrate them what to do on street and road and what not to do while taking them on walk
- Don’t rash drive on road and be a role model for them and set an example on how important it is to stay calm on road and not to hurry
- Do not use mobile phones or divert your mind to other things while driving on road.
- Never leave your kids inside the car alone while parked on road.
- Use the child lock feature to ensure that the kid doesn’t open the door while the car is moving on road.
Always ensure that your kids are safe on road and know the traffic rules as roads can be a very dangerous place, they can get badly injured get others injured as well if they are not aware about traffic rules.