2016年11月24日

Safety vest for a walk to school safely

For thousands of students from French-speaking Switzerland, the school year will be held in late August. The ATE Association Transport and Environment recommends to parents that children go off to school. The path to school is a field of experience for life: children are taught safety with safety vest.

It is practice makes perfect - as in traffic. The ETA recommends introducing in the way of his child school well in advance of the exercise. - Hand in hand with parents and also with friends. Walk to school becomes a safe adventure. Children learn to identify hazards and to observe the traffic rules. Thus they develop skills they can use on other occasions. Similarly, they learn valuable social skills.

For cons, the play "taxi-parents" prevents children to identify road hazards and adopt appropriate behavior. In addition, the "taxi-parents" endanger other children in the school's vicinity by maneuvers at risk.

However, there are school paths that objectively have difficulties, such as street crossings with high traffic on pedestrian crossings without islet. It's the same turns hidden by parked cars. Therefore, it is sometimes advisable that parents accompany their children in reflective vest to walk to the very beginning of their schooling.

To an accompaniment by an adult, the ETA encourages and supports parents, municipalities and school groups to create lines. To ensure regional dynamics and strengthen campaign, ETA has set up 6 cantonal coordination centers in the following cantons: Valais, Fribourg, Geneva, Jura, Vaud and Ticino. A new information leaflet will be distributed to the school year to schoolchildren and families of these cantons. Sticker’s reflectors will also be offered to children walking bus lines to enhance their visibility on the way to school.
ETA's advice for optimal safety on the way to school

Choose well the itinerary: the safest way is not always the shortest.
Before the first day of school, looks repeatedly the road with your child. And repeat it together from time to time during the year by reviewing the potential dangers.
Discuss with your child the potential dangers, for it is not caught off guard.
If the path is too dangerous, bring your child to walk to enable it to gradually learn to be autonomous.
Dress your child so it is clearly visible: bright clothes and reflective equipment.
Take the time and go early to avoid the stress that is often due to an accident.
Promote travel in groups, with friends.
Remind your child that he should not travel the road with strangers.
In preparation for emergencies, it is useful to define the child "rescue islands" such as the neighborhood store cashier to whom he can turn.
Scooters, roller skates and other wheeled devices are not indicated to go to school.
If possible, leave your car in the garage. The presence of "taxi-parents" only increases the risk of accidents to the direct vicinity of schools.

Parent associations, schools and municipalities are there complete information on the steps of the school mobility plans (PMS) and the methodology of the ETA, details and balance sheets of mobility of all PMS already made or being construction and general information about the child mobility.
  


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