Safety Kids Page

 
 
crosswalk school zone
This sign means you are near a crosswalk in a school zone.
  • When school is opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon, the area around the school is very busy and crowded.  There will be many children using the crosswalk.
  • Car drivers, bikers and in-line skaters must stop to allow people in the crosswalk to cross the street.
  • It is important to look carefully to left, right and left again animated glasses if you have to cross the street.
 
bus FAQ's
 
 
danger zone
  • The Danger Zone is the area on all sides of the bus where children are in the most danger of being hit.
  • Children should stay ten feet away from the bus (or as far away as they can) and never go behind it.
  • They should take five
    giant steps in front of the bus before crossing, so they can be seen by the driver.
 
green light
 
walk signal
 
 
man walking
 

When you cross the street at a corner with a signal light, you should wait for the green light to show in the direction you are walking.

At busy intersections there may be lines on the road called a crosswalk for you to walk between. There may also be special signals to tell you it is okay to cross the street. These are the WALK signal or a picture of a person walking like the ones shown here.

Always look both ways before you cross the street, by looking  left, right and left again to make sure no cars are coming or turning into the crosswalk.
 

 
yellow light
 
flashing hand
 
don't walk
 
Yellow lights and signs mean caution or that you are coming to a dangerous area.  If you are waiting to cross the street, you should not cross if the light is yellow.  The light is about to turn red, and cars will enter the intersection.
 
Like a yellow light, both of these flashing "DON'T WALK" signals mean to use caution.
  • If you are in the street, finish crossing the street.
  • If you have not started crossing the street, stay on the curb.
 
stop light
 
flashing hand
 
don't walk
 
When the signal turns red, STOP. If the light is red in the direction you are walking, do not cross the street.
 
At busy intersections there may a DON'T WALK signal or a picture of a hand, meaning STOP like the ones shown here.
 
Wait to cross the street until you see a white signal.  Then look carefully to the left, right and left again.  If there is no traffic coming, cross the street.

pedestrian crossing

This sign means you are coming to a crosswalk.
  • Crosswalks are two white lines painted on the road which go across the street.  You should walk inside the lines.
  • Cars, bicycles and in-line skates must stop to allow people in the crosswalk to cross the street.
  • When you use the crosswalk to cross the street, before you step into the street, you should look carefully to the left, right and left again to be sure it is safe to cross.
 
 
Last Modified on December 1, 2016
CLOSE