Monday, January 11, 2010

To keep children safe on roads

It is very important for parents and children to be aware about the risk of road accidents, as this type of accident is one of the most common cause of death among children. So here are some simple safety tips for parents about children and roads.

• Never let a child on or near roads alone as young children do not understand the danger of traffic.

• Hold your child’s hand when you are near roads. Walking reins are useful for toddlers.

• Teach your child to cross the roads safely by always crossing safely yourself and explaining what you are doing but do not expect any child under the age of eight to cross a road alone.