Sunday 19 November 2017

How to save your child's life

All children should be restrained in a car. Select a restraint that is based on your child's weight and height and is suitable for the type of car. It is safer if children travel in the rear of a car. Never leave a child alone in a car. Small children should not cross roads alone. Walk the route to school with them in advance. Children walking on country roads should wear bright, reflective clothing. If there is no footpath, walk on the right-hand side of the road, facing oncoming traffic. Show your child how to cross the road, leading by example. Teach children to take special care getting on and off a bus or mini-bus. While waiting for a bus, children should stand well in off the road. Before crossing the road, they should wait until the bus has moved off and they can see in both directions. If seatbelts are fitted, they must be worn. Check that a bicycle's brakes, lights, reflector and bell are in working order.

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