• 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.
• 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
• Always cross in front of them and obey their instructions.
• Traffic will be flowing in more than one lane; do not cross until it is safe to cross the whole road.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.