For Children and Your Drivers

For Children and Your Drivers

What Parents and Teens Should Know About Young Drivers

February 1, 2021|

For teens, getting their license is a key to independence. Unfortunately, car wrecks are the leading cause of death for teens. In fact, half of teens will get in an accident before graduating high school. What are some of the factors associated with teen driving accidents? Speeding; Lack of Seatbelt Use (teens have the lowest seat belt use rate); Alcohol Use; Nighttime Driving (almost half of teen fatalities occur between 9pm-6am); Weekend Driving (about half of crashes occur between Friday morning, and Sunday night); Distractions (more than half of teen drivers have admitted to using their phone [...]

5 Important Safety Tips for Children On Halloween

October 26, 2020|

October 31st is a thrilling night for many. In the excitement of trick-or-treating, it's easy to forget about important safety precautions. Here are 5 tips you can follow to keep your children safe on Halloween night. 1. Replace your child's mask with makeup to make sure that they have a clear, unobstructed view of their surroundings. 2. Avoid dark coloured costumes as drivers may have trouble seeing them. If possible, choose brighter colours and add reflective tape. As well, write your child's name, number, and address on the inside of his/her costume. 3. Accompany your child during [...]

Is Your Car Seat Properly Installed?

September 14, 2020|

        Motor vehicle accidents are, unfortunately, the number one cause of death in children under the age of 14 in Canada. Car seats reduce fatality by 71%, however; if installed incorrectly car seats don't prevent damages as well as they could in a car accident. Next month is car seat safety awareness month. Here are 10 tips to make sure your car seat is properly installed to protect your little one. Choose the right car seat for your child's height, weight, and development stage. Follow the chart below to see what sear your child [...]

10 Road Safety Tips for School Children

September 7, 2020|

The school year is beginning, and school buses are back on the road. Buses are the safest way children get to school. However, children must learn these 10 road safety tips. 1. When leaving the driveway or garage, always look for bikes, and cars before continuing, because they may not see you. 2. Obey the traffic guards, only walk across the street when they say it is okay. 3. Keep 6 feet away from the curb when waiting for the bus to come at the bus stop. 4. Never walk behind the bus, be on the sidewalk [...]

Crosswalk Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

August 17, 2020|

Accidents at a crosswalk involving pedestrians and drivers are easily preventable. Here are crosswalk safety tips for both pedestrians and drivers. Pedestrian: 1. Pedestrians at crosswalks have the right of way, if you are crossing the street, but not at a crosswalk, it is your responsibility to yield to cars. 2. Even though it's your right of way, still check for cars. Being right isn't enough. 3. Remove headphones, look up, and stop texting to avoid distractions when using a crosswalk. 4. Expect cars to blow through the intersection, so make eye contact with the driver to [...]

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