Below mentioned advice for crossing roads is especially for children. Children should be taught the safety code and should not be allowed on the road alone and unsupervised, unless they are taught and understand the road safety measures. It is advised that younger children should be supervised by adults while crossing roads. Children learn by example; hence teachers and parents should always follow the code properly while going out with their families.
- Always walk on the footpath only. On roads without a footpath, walk on the extreme right-hand side of the roads.
- Do not be impatient on the road. Do not run or rush.
- Cross only at Zebra crossings, traffic signals, subways, foot over-bridges. In cases where such facilities do not exist, look for a safe place to cross.
- At the signaled junctions, cross only on a clear green signal. If an intersection is controlled by a policeman, traffic warden or RSP cadet, cross only when he signals to do so.
- While crossing between vehicles parked on the side of the road, remember that you are not visible to the moving traffic (because the parked vehicles may be taller than you). Stop as you appear from behind the vehicle and look for a safe gap before crossing. Remember, drivers need plenty of time to see you and to slow down and stop.
- While crossing wide roads that have central islands, always cross in two stages. Cross to the central Island, stop, and cross when the next section is clear.
- While crossing one-way streets, remember that the traffic will usually be moving in several lanes and at higher speeds. Do not cross unless all lanes are clear.
- Never cross a road at a corner/curve, it may happen that a motorist will taking the turn may not see you in time.
- Do not run across the road.