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IMPORTANT ROAD SAFETY TIPS

If there is a zebra crossing, always use it.

• Wait on the pavement near the edge and wait for all the traffic to stop before you start to cross.

• After traffic has completely stopped from both sides, walk across on the black and white stripes.

Keep looking all round and listening because a driver might not have seen you.

Note: If it is wet, cars would take more time to stop.

Mostly traffic flows in one direction on these roads.

• Treat each half of the crossing as separate crossing.

• Watch out for overtaking vehicles.

• Do not assume that vehicles will stop.

• Check that the vehicles have stopped before crossing

• When school crossing is managed by police officers or traffic wardens, wait until they signal to you to cross the road.

• Always cross in front of them and obey their instructions.

• Check the direction in which the traffic is going.

• Traffic will be flowing in more than one lane; do not cross until it is safe to cross the whole road.

• Avoid crossing between parked cars

But if there is nowhere else to cross:

• Choose a place where there is enough space between two cars

• Make sure no car is about to move out of the parking - look for drivers in the cars, lights and listen for engines.

• Ensure that you can easily get to the other side of the road.

• Walk to the outside edge of the cars and stop.

• Look on both sides for traffic.

• Always wear the seatbelts.

• Never lean or wave out of the window. Never throw or hang anything out.

• Do not block the driver's view in the mirror.

• Never distract the driver by talking to him, shouting or playing about in the car. It is very important for the driver to concentrate on the road.

• Only open doors or windows only when your parent or guardian asks you to open. Use the door on the pavement side.

• While waiting for a bus, stand on the pavement. Do not play around at the bus stops.

• Wait for your turn, allow the people to get off the bus before you get on. Do not push or jostle other passengers.

• If you have to cross the road after getting off the bus, wait for the bus to go first.

• Do not cycle on the road unless you have been trained.

• Before going, discuss the safest route with your parent or guardian and follow it.

• Make sure there are reflectors on the front and back of the cycle.

• Keep the reflectors clean and do not paste stickers on them.

• Use a bike bag if you have to carry anything on your cycle.

• Wear such clothes that do not get caught in the chain or wheels.

• Wear shoes while riding, sleepers can slip from the pedals.

• Ride a cycle that suits your height. A cycle which is too big or small affects your balance and can be dangerous.

BEFORE STARTING

• Check your brakes are working well and your tyres are inflated.

• Wear a cycle helmet - it protects you if you have an accident.

• Be visible - Make sure that other road users can see you easily. Wear bright clothes.

• They are curious, daring and spontaneous making them vulnerable to accidents.

• Most road accidents involving children happen close to their homes.

• The risk increases when children start high school.

• Cannot determine which direction sound is coming from.

• They do not know what to watch out and listen for.

• They want to enjoy independence.

• They are fast and unpredictable.

• They get distracted easily.