Safety Ideas and Tips for Smart Florida Children: Bus Stops, Crosswalks, and Seat Belts

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According to the Florida Department of Transportation, 450 to 600 children (ages 3 to 5 years old) are killed nationwide in pedestrian traffic accidents. The impact of the child's death is felt by the parents, siblings, grandparents, other relatives, friends, and the community. Young children do not have a full appreciation of the dangers of roadways or parking lots for that matter. They also lack good and accurate judgment of time, distance, speed, and danger. You can read some helpful safety tips at the Florida Department of Transportation Website – Safety Kids.

Review the web site and materials with your child. While schools do a good job of teaching safety to our children, parents and guardians should also sit down with their children to review these basic and vital safety rules and projects.