Back to school for children in Clark County
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Here are some important safety tips to review with your kids to help make sure your kids are safe while walking and biking to school:
- Always cross the street with an adult until age ten
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
- Look left, right, and left again when crossing
- Always walk, never run, when crossing the street
- Walk on sidewalks or paths
- Walk facing traffic as far left as possible if there are no sidewalks
- Never run out into the street or cross in between parked cars
- Wear a properly fitting helmet every time they ride a bicycle
- Wear light colored clothing or clothing with reflective features to help drivers see them
Drivers also need to do their part to keep kids safe while they walk and bike to school. Here are some simple reminders for drivers:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
- Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours
- Remember that children may move in unpredictable ways
- Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings
- Never leave a child alone in a vehicle
- Always lock car doors and trunks and keep keys out of children’s reach
Safe Kids Clark County regularly updates its Facebook page with tips for keeping children safe. Visit www.facebook.com/SafeKidsClarkCounty
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Accidental injury is the leading cause of death in children 14 and under. Most of these injuries are preventable. Safe Kids Clark County offers education and resources to parents, guardians, educators, and others. Topics include:
The Safe Kids Clark County coalition is a member of Safe Kids USA, a grassroots network of more than 600 coalitions and chapters that work closely with law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, health professionals, educators, businesses, public policy makers, and, most importantly, parents and kids. We are a non-profit organization with 501C(3) status.
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