3.99/5 (45 votes)

Accident : react properly

In the event of an accident, I can use life-saving techniques.
1. I protect the area where the accident just occurred and make myself visible by using safety equipment.
2. I alert emergency services.
3. I support the victim and wait for the emergency services to come (I talk to the victim and try to keep the person awake).
4.31/5 (34 votes)

Alcohol and drugs : go home safely

Combining drugs and alcohol increases the risk of accidents. If I drink alcohol and take drugs, I can choose among many alternatives to get home safely : take public transport, call a cab or ask a sober person to bring me home.
4.17/5 (72 votes)

Being safe on foot (adult)

When I walk with a child, I hold his or her hand and have him or her walk as far away as possible from the roadway.
3.72/5 (48 votes)

Being safe on foot (child)

I should walk as far away as possible from the roadway. If there is neither sidewalk nor roadside, I walk as far away as possible from the roadway where the vehicles are driving, and I walk facing oncoming traffic.
3.87/5 (34 votes)

Beware of blind spots

• Pedestrian : I don’t cross in front of vehicles (truck, bus) because the driver cannot see me walking there.

• By bicycle, scooter or car : steer clear of heavy vehicles (truck, bus, etc.). The front, rear, immediate left, and immediate right of the vehicle are dangerous because the driver cannot see me (riding or driving) in these areas.

It is also important to maintain eye contact with the driver as I cross : if I can see him, he can see me.
4.29/5 (26 votes)

Crossing safely (on a crosswalk)

To ensure my safety, I take the crosswalk (if there is one) and before crossing :
• I stop ;
• I look both ways, left then right and left again (vice versa when traffic drives on the left) ;
• I pay attention ;
• I cross without rushing .
4.73/5 (22 votes)

Crossing safely (with no crosswalk)

To ensure my safety when I am about to cross the road, I have to :
• Stop ;
• Look both ways, left then right and left again (vice versa when traffic drives on the left) ;
• Pay attention ;
• Cross without rushing.
4.17/5 (33 votes)

Never without my helmet

When I drive my scooter or motorcycle, I wear a helmet to protect my head in case I fall. I always fasten the chinstrap after adjusting it.
4.40/5 (29 votes)

No alcohol while driving

Driver : If I drive after drinking, I put myself and other's lives at risk. My capabilities and attention is reduced because of alcohol. If I drink, I don’t drive at all.

Passenger : I don’t get into someone’s car if the driver has been drinking alcohol because he may not be able to drive safely.
4.24/5 (29 votes)

No drugs while driving

Driver : If I take drugs, I don’t drive, as the effect of drugs impacts my reflexes and my behaviour on the road.

Passenger : I don’t get into someone’s car if the driver has taken drugs because he may not be able to drive safely.
4.38/5 (29 votes)

No mobile phone while driving

Using my mobile phone when I drive is dangerous. This device distracts me and reduces my attention.
• I must park my car and stop in a safe place, to make or answer a call and to text and to send messages.
• I program my GPS before starting the car.
4.54/5 (23 votes)

Not too fast

If I drive at excessive speeds, I reduce the distance and time for my car to stop. Therefore, the risk of being injured or hurting someone else is higher. I also should reduce my speed when pedestrians are walking in the area.
4.59/5 (27 votes)

Play in the right spot

We cannot play near the roadside because I could fall or cross the road negligently. I play with a ball (or other games) far away from the road.
4.44/5 (26 votes)

Schools : slow down

Around schools, I slow down and pay attention in case unexpected situations arise that would force me to brake. Children do not detect distances and speeds the same way adults do. They could cross the road negligently.
4.65/5 (23 votes)

Seatbelt

The seatbelt protects me in the event of sudden braking or any impact, because it keeps me strongly attached to the car seat and prevents me from being ejected from the vehicle. It also protects children, especially if they are correctly fastened in their car seat. The seat must be appropriate for a child's height and weight.
4.05/5 (30 votes)

Visible at night

At night and dawn, visibility is reduced. If I don’t make myself visible enough, I could surprise other road users who might not see me.
• Pedestrian : at night, I wear appropriate clothing to make myself visible.
• Bicycle, scooter : I wear appropriate clothing to make myself visible and I check the lighting systems of my vehicle.
• Car : I check the lighting systems of my vehicle and my wipers’ effectiveness.
4.00/5 (27 votes)

Watch out for pedestrians

• Pedestrian : I cross in a clear spot in order to see and to be seen by vehicle users. Before crossing :
1. I stop ;
2. I look both ways, left then right and left again (vice versa when traffic drives on the left) ;
3. I pay attention ;
4. I cross without rushing.

• Car, scooter, motorcycle : everything that reduces visibility (van, truck, bus, etc.) might hide a pedestrian or an animal. I don’t drive too close to other stationary vehicles so I can react in unanticipated situations.
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