It is never too early to teach your kids about traffic safety, especially when they are walking, riding a bicycle or a bus to school. Here are some traffic safety rules that parents should teach their children to help keep them safe:

Car safety. Parents should always use seat belts and ensure that children are in a properly fitted car seat. Teach children to be safe around vehicles and to never walk behind a car that is running. Be sure children know that trunks are for storage, not for playing. Don’t allow children to stick their heads, hands or legs out of a car window. Teach them to always exit a car on the curbside.

School bus safety. Children should always stay five giant steps back from the curb at a school bus stop. Teach children to always sit facing forward, not stand up or move around in a moving bus, and to obey the school bus driver. Tell children to look carefully before exiting a school bus, and to take five giant steps away from the bus after they exit. Before cross the street, they need to look both ways twice and wait for a signal from the bus driver or school crossing guard that it is safe to cross.

Bicycle safety. Always outfit children with properly fitted bike helmets with a strap that buckles snugly. Children should ride on bike paths or the sidewalk, not the street. Have children wear brightly colored clothing and ensure their bike has a headlight and a red rear light.

Walking safety. Tell children they should always walk on a sidewalk. When crossing a road, tell them to stop, look and cross and always use a crosswalk if there is one available. If there is a crossing sign, teach them when it is safe to cross. Teach children to never cross the road at a bend, which makes it harder for drivers to see them.

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