Zak's travel tips for families

 
 
Be There!

Be there

Never let kids under 8 out on their own.

Hold Hands

Hold hands

Don't let kids run ahead. Kids on foot should hold on to buggies.

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Walk to school!

Cars near school gates are dangerous and horrid for those who walk. If you drop kids off on your way to work, park a few streets away and walk the last bit. Try to walk the whole way once a week or more - and enjoy the time with your kids.

Aged 8-11?

Aged 8 to 11?

Know where they're going. Help them plan a safe route. If you are plagued by fast traffic, don't let them out alone.

Kill your speed

Kill your speed!

Drive below 20mph to protect kids around schools, shops and homes. Use your gears - drop to 3rd in a 30mph area, and 2nd in a 20mph area. If you know a teenager who drives, teach them speed is the number one killer and tell them to slow down.

Buy the safest

Buy the safest

Log on to www.euroncap.com for crash test results. Look for pedestrian crash ratings. in other words, if your car hit a child, what is their chance of survival?

Keep kids on the inside

Keep kids on the inside

If there's no pavement, teach kids to 'hug the wall' if they hear traffic.

Listen

Stop. Think. Look. Listen. Live.

Say and do the code every time.

Belt up

Belt up

Children should use a child seat that's right for their size and weight until they are 12, or 150cm tall. Buy new. Fit right. Check often.

Extra kids

 Never carry extra kids

If you don't have the right seats for them, don't carry them.