Using Handheld Stop Signs for Safe Crossings
With school out for the summer, it seems as if the need for crossing guards would be finished until fall. However, there are lots of summer activities that keep kids and families busy. With gasoline prices wreaking havoc on household budgets, more people walk to get errands done and to participate in activities, making street crossing a huge concern. Whether in the hands of an official crossing guard or in your own hands, Handheld Stop Signs can make the difference in maintaining your safety and that of your children.
Crosswalk accidents seem to be surging in some parts of the country. Faded markings contribute to this. Disregard for crosswalks on the parts of both pedestrians and motorists is also to blame. It’s essential to observe the designated areas for crossing, making sure that your children don’t step into an area until it’s safe to do so. If your zones aren’t clearly marked, contacting your local public works department is important. This helps others as well as you. If your walking will take place in the evening hours, reflective tape on your clothing will also help in alerting motorists to your presence. Carrying hand held stop signs will allow you to make it clear that you are crossing.