VCS and Pedestrian Mobility Switzerland

STOP FOR SCHOOLCHILDREN

Why

Children are learner road users. They do not yet know the dangers, are unable to properly estimate speeds and distances, and have no way of estimating how long a car will take to stop.

So

Don’t just slow down. Always bring your vehicle to a complete halt if a child wants to cross the road. Because the police teach children to only cross once the vehicle’s wheels have stopped.

Rule #1

Drive carefully and slowly when there might be children on or near the road.

Rule #2

Come to a complete stop when a child with right of way wants to cross.

Rule #3

Avoid using hand signals so the child can concentrate on other road users.

Rule #4

Give the child the time they need and stay stationary until they have crossed the road.

Stop

Always stop before crossing the road. Wait at the kerb.

LOOK

Look both ways to see if a vehicle is coming.

LISTEN

Use your ears, too. Sometimes you might hear something you can’t see.

GO

Only cross if there are no vehicles coming or if its wheels have stopped. Never run, and be aware of traffic as you cross (look to check).

Safe route to school

Choose the safest route for your child rather than the shortest.

Practise the route

Practise your child’s route to school with them and point out dangerous areas.

Visible clothing

Make sure your child wears clothes that are easy to see with bright colours and reflective materials.

Be a role model

Support your child by explaining the rules of the road and keeping to them yourself.

These products keep schoolchildren safe.

Cap

Gym bag

Adventures on the way to school

The journey to school is an important time when children can play and gain experience. At the same time, they practise how to move safely in traffic and assess dangers. Since children are learner road users, they need our support.

VCS und Fussverkehr Schweiz

VCS und Fussverkehr Schweiz