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Children and road safety - Advice to parents Μεγέθυνση κειμένου Σμίκρυνση κειμένου Print E-mail

We all want our children to attend and return from school safely. Remember that it is parents who give children their first road safety lessons.

For this reason:

  • Find the safest route for your child to follow to get to and return from school
  • The shortest route is not necessarily the least dangerous. Check your child`s route to school many times over. When you decide on the most appropriate route, make sure you travel that route many times together so your child learns it properly
  • Following the same route day-in day-out; your child will gradually learn all the details of that route, and consequently, all possible risks
  • Your child should learn to stop at the curb before crossing the roadway
  • Your child should learn to check both the left and right sides of the roadway carefully, crossing only when absolutely sure that no vehicles are coming
  • Teach your child how to properly judge when a vehicle is far away or close. A wrong assessment could lead to an accident
  • Always hold your child`s hand. Children should walk on the inner side of the pavement or sidewalk
  • Teach your child that even at pedestrian crossings, he/she should be equally careful; Careful checking of the road left and right still applies here.
  • In the evening, in particular, yellow or bright children`s clothing or reflective stickers help drivers better spot your child`s presence on the road
  • If the traffic lights or street signs at the school or along the route followed are inadequate or damaged, inform the competent authorities immediately.