Many can sing alongside to Alice Cooper’s unforgettable track lyric, “Faculty’s Out for Summer time,” however this additionally marks an essential time for our children to make enjoyable childhood reminiscences whereas strolling or biking to the pool, park, or to a good friend’s home. Let’s assist maintain them secure and wholesome whereas having fun with these thrilling outside actions by slowing down and paying consideration as drivers share the highway.
“With faculty out, extra kids might be outdoors. Please watch your pace, particularly close to playgrounds, softball and baseball fields, parks, and residential areas,” stated Janelle Visser, well being educator with Panhandle Public Well being District. “A baby might sprint into the road at any second, concentrate and all the time anticipate the sudden.”
Dad and mom are inspired to go over essential bicycling security ideas with their kids like carrying a correctly fitted helmet and making eye contact with drivers. Encourage kids to look left, proper, and left once more earlier than crossing the road and cross at marked intersections with a pedestrian crossing mild or marked crossing, particularly on busier streets and corridors.
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Lively Dwelling Advisory Committees across the Panhandle are working laborious to maintain their sidewalks, streets, and pathways secure for strolling, biking, and rolling in and across the group. To search out your native committee, contact Janelle Visser at 308-487-3600 Ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org.