Children grow up and there comes a time when they begin to go to school themselves, to sections or just take a walk. One of the main dangers on the street is car traffic. In order not to worry about the child, you should teach him to cross the road correctly in advance.
From early childhood, teach your kid about the rules of the road. There are many games in which you can learn signs and basic rules together. Simulate play situations in which the child himself will have to apply the rules of the road. Test your knowledge on the street: ask the children questions about the meaning of this or that sign, ask who will be the first to pass the intersection. If both of you are driving, pay attention to pedestrian activity.
Unfortunately, even a thorough knowledge of the rules of the road is not a guarantee that the child will always cross the road correctly. Moreover, too strict adherence to them is not good. The most valuable skill that you must instill in children is the ability to “read the road” and adequately assess the situation on it. Constantly talk about how strong the influence of the human factor is. Give vivid examples. Even if a child crosses the road at a pedestrian crossing on a green light, there may be a driver nearby who does not have time to brake, breaks the rules or is intoxicated. When crossing a narrow carriageway without any signs or markings, the child may not see what the driver of a truck with limited vision is reversing ahead of him. There are dozens of such examples, and children must be aware of such situations.
The child must learn the iron rule: do not rush, crossing the road. Most accidents happen not even because of carelessness, but because the child is in a hurry and overestimates his strength. He must develop a habit not only of being extra careful before every crossing of the carriageway, but also the ability to stand and wait until the situation is unambiguously favorable.
If the section of the road is very difficult (a wide carriageway, an unregulated intersection, a large congestion of cars, bad weather conditions), the child should be able to resort to the help of adults. Teach him not to be ashamed to address others with such a request, because safety is above all. If, nevertheless, the child is very modest and is afraid to talk to strangers, let him act in silence. It is enough to "settle down" next to normal-looking adults and cross the difficult road with them. At the same time, he should not be guided by adolescents who are risky crossing the intersection or clearly in a hurry.