As the nights get longer and the days get shorter, your kids are likely to be out after the sun has gone down. Make sure they take the proper precautions when walking home at night.
Teach Kids the Basics:
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths.
- Cross in the crosswalk.
- Never use a cell phone while walking, especially when crossing the street.
- Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
- Never talk to a stranger who approaches you.
- Keep headphones out of your ears and stay alert.
- Never walk on a deserted street – always try to stay on main streets where other people are present.
- Know how to call emergency responders if you are ever in danger.
- Don’t walk home alone if you can – walk home with a friend for as long as you can.
- Wear reflective gear so cars can see you crossing poor-lit areas.
Teach your children the above pedestrian safety tips if they might find themselves walking home alone at night.
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