many different safety rules that you can follow to help make sure
you stay safe when you walk in and around your neighborhood or other
neighborhoods, wait for a bus, or ride in a car.
or jogging means that you should always follow these safety rules:
- Again, always cross
at corners where streets meet, don't jaywalk! Stop at the curb, or
edge of the road if there isn't a curb before you cross. If there
is a signal, wait until the light is right to cross.
ride a school bus or other type of bus, you should follow these rules:
- Wait for the bus to stop
before you step off the curb to get onto the bus.
- Watch out for cars that
may not stop as they should. Cars may not be looking out for you,
so you have to watch out for them!
Once you are on the bus:
- Stay in your seat at
all times when the bus is moving.
- DO NOT put your head
and arms out the windows when the bus is moving.
- Wait for the bus to come
to a full stop before trying to get off the bus.
- If you need to cross
the street in front of the bus and you are not with a Bus Aide (that
is a person who helps make sure cars stop before you cross), stay
at least 10 feet away from the front of the bus so that the driver
can watch as you cross. Wait until the driver tells you it is okay
to cross. Sometimes traffic does not stop right away and you could
get hit by a car, so be sure to check that traffic has stopped before
Riding in a car means
that you should be following these safety rules:
- ALL KIDS who are 12 and
under NEED TO RIDE IN THE BACK SEAT! The air bags installed for front
passenger seats can cause injury to younger children.
- Kids who are between
4 and 8 years old should be using a booster seat that is held in with
a lap and shoulder belt every time they ride. Safety belts in cars
are made for adults and they do not protect children of this age and
size in a crash.
- Once you reach 80 pounds
and are at least 8 years old, lap and shoulder belts alone usually
fit the right way, so you can begin to wear them without a booster
- NEVER put the shoulder
belt portion of a seat belt behind your back or under your arms. This
sort of thing can leave you open for serious injury during an accident.
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