CAA SCO tips for a kid-safe summer

THORNHILL, ON, June 28, 2011 /CNW/ - As elementary schools prepare to let students out for summer vacation, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is urging motorists to keep a watchful eye out for kids playing near traffic.

"With summer comes more children playing outdoors and enjoying the weather," said Silvana Aceto, Media and Public Relations Specialist, CAA SCO. "Kids are focused on having fun and not always aware of cars, so drivers need to be aware of them even more."

CAA SCO tips for a kid-safe summer:

  • Slow down near parks, playgrounds and residential areas where kids are playing.
  • Watch for kids darting out from behind parked cars into the street chasing a ball or pet.
  • Keep an eye out for skateboarders, inline skaters and scooters on sidewalks and streets.
  • Check for kids behind your vehicle before backing up.
  • Leave extra space on the road for kids riding their bikes.

Whether you're packing the car up for that long drive to the cottage or planning a month-long family road trip, travelling with children doesn't have to be stressful.

CAA SCO recommends the following road trip tips:

  • Keep kids occupied with DVDs, books and music.
  • Plan frequent breaks for long road trips.
  • Pack snacks and toys for kids at rest stops.

CAA South Central Ontario is a not-for-profit auto club offering insurance, travel, automotive care and roadside services. There are more than 1.8 million CAA members in South Central Ontario and 5 million members in Canada. We're more than Roadside Assistance. We're Life-side Assistance.

SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario

For further information:

Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, sace@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Internal/External PR Specialist, jlem@caasco.ca, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641


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