As the clocks have now gone back – ugh ugh there aren’t enough words to say how wrong it is waking up in the dark – The Co-operative Funeralcare have launched their national Be Safe, Be Seen campaign. They donate their special yellow high visibility pin-on badges to primary schools all over the country with the aim of helping to keep them safe after sundown.
They kindly sent some badges over for us and our friends to help kick-off the campaign. As soon as they arrived both Elfie and Hux wanted to put them on (though one of those people was a little more camera shy than the other). Road safety is so important and is something I’ve always drilled into them so it’s a campaign we’re all really happy to support.
(Please note my son’s amazing pink and green nails, insisted on when he saw me painting mine red)
Here are some really great tips from The Co-operative Funeralcare to discuss with your children this winter and a wonderful video to help them better understand road safety:
- Looking out for and encouraging your children to be aware of hidden entrances or driveways when crossing pavements.
- Making sure your children walk on the side of pavements away from the traffic.
- When crossing the road your child should always choose a safe place and time to cross. It’s always safer to cross at a pedestrian or patrolled crossing.
- Avoid crossing between parked cars as drivers won’t be able to see children who do this very well.
- It’s important to stop at the curb, look both ways and listen to traffic before crossing. Pedestrian crossings can still be dangerous if care is not taken.
- All pedestrians should wait on the pavement until all the traffic from both directions has stopped as this is the safest time to cross. Islands are often provided in the middle of the road, so children should treat each half as a separate crossing.
- Children should avoid playing near busy roads as they can often forget their surroundings and become unaware of the dangers on the road.
For more information on The Co-operative’s valuable work educating children on road safety, do pop along to their website and have a read.
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