With half term fast approaching, which means more children will be out and about, are you confident that your child knows about road safety?
I must admit that when J was a lot younger, I was so over protective of her near the roads, and I suppose I still am now. They are not allowed to cross the road unless they are holding an adults hand, and if at a crossing, we wait for the green man, despite the quiet road, and the other people walking across anyway. When she first started nursery, we were walking along busy roads, so she was taught the stop, look and listen, when she was three years old. I must admit, I haven't really focussed on that with S, but after seeing the numbers on road safety, I will be starting to talk more about what mummy is looking for when we cross the road.
Did you know that 1,400 children between 0-11 are killed or seriously injured on Britain's road every year? I do not want my girls to be one of those numbers. They are supervised when out and about at the moment, but before J will be going solo, I need to make sure she knows what she is doing, and that's where rental cars has come in handy. They have produced a road safety test, consisting of just 10 questions, that would confirm that your child knows what he/she needs to look out for whilst crossing the road. I know when I was younger, we had the hedgehogs teaching us the STOP, LOOK, LISTEN... but I've not seen them around for long time. Is that because my girls are too young?? I don't think they are.
My task for this half term is to make J and S become more aware of road safety. Im going to ask J to do the test after school tonight, and then after a week of me talking through everything when crossing roads on our adventures, I will get her to retest. Watch out on my twitter, I will post her marks on there!!!
So why not check your child on their road safety too? Who knows, it MAY save their life.... the test can be found here.
*The quiz was sent to me by Rental Cars, but all words and opinions are my own.