Thanks to Ossining PD for the following.
The Ossining Police Department is urging parents to teach their children some simple safety tips before they head back to school. Officer Shelly Farrell is helping to make children aware of safety first when returning to school.
Very soon, thousands of children will walk to and from school and school buses many for the first time. Everyone who drives has a responsibility to be especially careful during this busy time for youngsters.
Hundreds of children are killed each year in collisions with motor vehicles, and thousands more are severely injured. Children tend to be a greater risk during the back-to-school period because they tend to be thinking more about seeing their friends and new teachers than watching for cars and trucks. Others are going to school for the first time.
To help protect children, Lieutenant Michael McElroy offered these six pedestrian-safety tips from AAA New York, the local AAA affiliate:
- Look all ways before crossing the street.
- Cross only at corners
- Obey police officers, school crossing guards, members of AAA School Safety Patrols and traffic signals.
- Watch for turning cars
- Be especially alert in bad weather
- Play away from traffic