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An officer talks to three youth

When kids head to school, whether it's after summer vacation, March Break or for the first time, it's important that they know how to get there safely, ever if they aren't excited to go.

  • Many children bike or walk to school. Teach children safety while on the streets, especially younger ones
  • Kids should be taught to walk on the sidewalk, not on the road, and to cross at intersections
  • If they are riding a bike, they must wear a helmet at all times
  • Children should cross the road at intersections and always cross with caution
  • Kids should never wear headphones while riding a bike. They won't be able to hear car horns or warning shouts