Years of experience obviously mean that adults are generally considerably safer on the roads than children are. However, adults should still bear in mind that they need to minimise the risks facing all pedestrians.
Detailed guidance can be found in the Highway Code.
Make sure you follow the advice below to keep yourself safe.
Pedestrians, and particularly child pedestrians, are the most vulnerable of all road users. Teaching them to use the roads safely is an important part of minimising the risk of accidents.
It's vital that parents and other carers are aware of the risks posed to children on our roads, and help them to learn road safety skills. Setting a good example, pointing out possible hazards, and encouraging children to think about their actions while out and about are all invaluable contributions to the road safety education of young people.
This is because basic road safety can only be taught in the street. Your child is out and about with you and it's your example he or she follows, good or bad.
Please don't wait for the school to teach road safety. It's your responsibility as a parent to give your child the basic skills.
Advice on how to teach your child vital road safety skills is available from the Road Safety Unit.