Do you have a Safety Door in your car?
Getting into and out of cars safely can sometimes be a problem with little ones. This is where a safety door comes in handy – a safety door is one that is closest to the footpath and is the safest door to exit out of, which is normally the rear passenger door on the left hand side.
Creating a safety door in the cars your children regularly travel is an effective way to encourage road safety. Use a smiley sticker or similar on the window of the safety door – if your child is old enough, ask them to show which is the safety door before placing the sticker on. This will help set up the habit of using this door in all cars.
There may be occasions when it is not possible to use the safety door. Especially if there is no footpath or something blocking the safety door. Encourage problem solving this with some discussion with your children.
A great activity to do at playgroup or at home could be to recreate a “car” indoors with chairs and cloth seat belts and imagine with the children you are driving around and have just stopped and it’s time to get out. Remember we have to stay safe.
Do you do any of these activities or have created any of your own? Let us know! #playgroupwa