child learn about pedestrian safety

September 24, 2012

Your child will learn about pedestrian safety by watching you, so use safe behaviour around cars, roads, footpaths and car parks – always stop, look, listen and think before crossing a road, and use pedestrian crossings wherever possible. Describe what you’re doing each time, so your child can understand why it’s important.

Always use the kerbside, rear passenger door when putting your child into his restraint. This way, your child will get used to always getting in and out of the car through the safest door – the one furthest away from traffic.

It’s important to be sure not to drink when you have to drive; or find a designated driver. This decision can save your life and the life of others.

Drinking and driving hurts everyone – through deaths, injuries and personal tragedies. It also hurts our economy through added costs for health care, emergency response and property damage.

Putting a stop to texting while driving. Make a difference today.

Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety. DON’T text while driving!

Sending or receiving a text takes a driver’s eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent-at 55 mph-of driving the length of an entire football field, blind. (VTTI)

Drivers who use hand-held devices are 4 times more likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. (Monash University)

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