As a parent, I think it very important that we should set as a good example to our children when it comes to road and traffic awareness. Explain to them what traffic is all about, traffic light colours, stop and looking both ways before crossing the road. Anyway, I have here a few very good tips for parents with regards to safety on roads with children.
• Never let a child on or near the roads alone, as young children do not understand the dangers of traffic.
• Hold your child’s hand when you’re near roads. When you’re with a toddler, a walking rein would be very useful.
• Look out for and encourage your child to be aware of hidden entrances or driveways crossing the pavement.
• Teach your child to cross roads safely by always crossing safely yourself and explaining what you’re doing, but do not expect any child under the age of eight to cross a road alone.
These are just a few helpful tips and there are a lot you can get from a government agency website on road safety for children under 7 years of age.