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Safe Walking Tips For Pedestrians & Schoolchildren

For Pedestrians

- At night on country roads carry a torch to see better and be seen clearly
- Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a ‘Sam Browne’ belt
- Stop, look and listen when crossing roads
- Don’t try to cross the road between parked cars
- If possible, cross at a pedestrian crossing or traffic lights
- Never cross at a bend
- If there is a footpath - use it
- If there is no footpath, walk/run/jog on right hand side of the road, facing on-coming traffic and keeping as close as possible to the side of the road
- Walk no more than two abreast, if the road is narrow or there is heavy traffic, walk in single file
- Avoid excessive alcohol consumption

Walking To School

- Children under 7 should not cross on their own. They cannot judge how far away a car is or how fast it is going. An adult should accompany them to school.
- Children walking on country roads should wear reflective armbands
- Choose a safe route to school and keep hold of your child’s hand as children this age act very quickly
- Show your child how to cross the road by example. Choose safe places to cross and explain why to your child i.e. footbridge, zebra or pelican crossings, with a garda, a lollipop person or junior school warden
- Ensure that your child always stops at the edge of the footpath, and always put the safe cross code in practice
- After some weeks assess your child’s understanding by asking him/her to bring you across the road
- The best person to teach your child to cross the road safely is you. But remember, a child will do as you do, not as you say. So set the good example yourself!

Courtesy of the National Safety Council

 
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