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Health Tip: Cross the Street Safely

Teach children to look before they cross

(HealthDay News) -- Parents and educators must remember to teach children the safe way to cross a street.

Here's a list of suggestions, courtesy of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh:

  • Teach children what traffic signs mean.
  • Before they cross, make sure children stop at the curb. Never run into the street.
  • Teach children to look left, right, and left again before they cross.
  • Teach children to cross at the street corner and always walk within the painted lines.
  • Make sure children are aware of their surroundings while crossing.
  • Warn children not to run or walk between parked cars.
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