Six Things to Tell Your Kids Before Crossing the Street


Did you know Looking Both Ways is Not Enough? How many of us always tell our kids to "look both ways!" - and they should. But it's not enough. As Kim Dooley Kittay shares in her great Blog post on this subject, you also need to look behind you when crossing the street. With trick or treating season upon us, it’s a good time to do all we can to keep our kids safe!

Along with other great moms, Maureen Cavanagh, Rita Mullaney and Kim, we have started a Blog to talk about safety and kids:www.biglessonsforlittlepeople.com.

Our kids got motivated to create a great PSA for crossing the street safely. It’s a 1 minute video with the Ultimate Safety Song. Take a minute (literally not more) and watch it with your own kids and share with their friends and your loved ones. Once you hear it, we hope it will stick in your head and theirs, every time you cross the street.

  1. Looking Both Ways is Not Enough – when you are crossing a street, it’s not just BOTH ways, it is also BEHIND you to look for turning Don’t assume a car has seen you and will yield.

  2. Eye of the Driver – make sure the driver has acknowledged your presence and come to a stop before crossing.

  3. Every street, Every time – it’s not just when convenient or you have time. It’s every street, every time.

  4. No Devices – there is no need to text, talk, play or read when crossing a street. Ever. Parents and kids.

  5. Stay on the Sidewalk – don’t stand in the street waiting to cross. You don’t get there any faster and this is the easiest safety fix for everyone.

  6. Bright Colors Pop – bright colored jackets are more easily seen by drivers. If you have a choice in colors, go bright and stay safe.

To make it easy to spread the safety word, here’s a shareable link, and a little post you can use or edit!

Looking both ways isn't enough. Ultimate Safety Song keeps kids street safe #eyeofthedriver @SafetySessions http://bit.ly/1RmvZDm

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