We are all pedestrians at some point, including children and teens. It’s important, no matter the age that pedestrian safety is discussed.
Across Ontario, active transportation- walking or wheeling, is being encouraged by local communities to students and their families for getting to school, as part of promoting healthy, active living. With the increased feet on the ground, it’s important that students know how to get around safely.
- Cross at marked crosswalks or traffic lights, not in the middle of the block.
- Make eye contact with drivers before you cross.
- Cross when traffic has come to a complete stop.
- At a traffic light, cross at the beginning of a green light. Do not cross once the “Don’t Walk” signal begins to flash or once the light has turned yellow.
- Watch for traffic turning at intersections or entering and leaving driveways.
- Wear bright or reflective clothing to help others see you.
For more information see the Ministry of Transportation’s page here
Related Lesson Plans:
Kindergarten to Grade 3 Walking Your Way to Safety
Kindergarten to Grade 3 Bingo Your Way to Safety
Grade 4 to Grade 6 Pedestrian Safety
Grade 7 to Grade 8 Transportation and Safety
Digital Media Resources:
Tony the Streetwise Cat
Video: How to cross safely at traffic signals