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Road Safety

Category: Recreation

Year Introduced:

Item Number: YOU4850

Originating Institution: General Conference

Requirements

 

1.     Identify and explain ten important road signs.

2.     Tell when and where to cross the road safely.

3.     Give road safety rules for:

a.     Walking safely along the road

b.     Riding your bicycle on the road

c.     Riding a horse

d.     Walking with a group

4.     Explain why you should wear a seat belt when riding in a car.

5.     Listen to a highway patrol officer or other safety person talk about safety for children.

6.     Play a safety game.

Answers

 

1.     Some examples:

a.     Stop

b.     Yield

c.     Wrong Way

d.     Walk

e.     No Left Turn

f.      Don't Walk

g.     No U Turn

h.     One Way

i.      School Crossing

j.      Sharp Turn

k.     Speed Limit

l.      Railroad Crossing

m.   Pedestrian Crossing

2.     Cross the road only at an intersection or crosswalk. If there is a traffic light, cross only when it is green for your direction.

3.     Walk to the side of the road facing the traffic. The rules may vary in your area. Check with the department of motor vehicles, road or highway authority, or police department for regulations for walking, riding a horse or bicycle, and walking in a group. Help the Adventurers understand the need to abide by traffic rules.

4.     Watch a movie or listen to a police officer explain about seat belt safety. We wear safety belts so we will experience less injury in an accident. It is the law in many parts of the world.

5.     Have a safety expert talk with the children at their age level, stressing what children can do to be safe.

6.     Make poster board signs and play "Simon Says," holding signs up. Have the children do what the sign says, either on foot or on a bicycle. Plan other games. Games are a good way to teach road safety.

Materials

 

1.     Identify and explain ten important road signs.

2.     Tell when and where to cross the road safely.

3.     Give road safety rules for:

a.     Walking safely along the road

b.     Riding your bicycle on the road

c.     Riding a horse

d.     Walking with a group

4.     Explain why you should wear a seat belt when riding in a car.

5.     Listen to a highway patrol officer or other safety person talk about safety for children.

6.     Play a safety game.

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