HALIFAX, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - The Insurance Brokers Association of Nova
Scotia would like to remind motorists that thousands of children and
young adults across Nova Scotia will be returning to school or
university in the coming days. Many may be going to a new school, new to
the area or new to the Province and still learning the route they
"Please exercise extra caution during this time to ensure everyone gets
to school safely," says Ken Myers, President, IBANS.
The following tips from the Canada Safety Council can be reviewed with
Many children use roadways to make their way to and from school. Parents
and guardians must review road safety rules with their children and the
importance of not accepting rides or any invitations from strangers. It
is best to walk with a buddy and keep focused on getting straight home.
To keep safe on roads, children pedestrians must:
Find a safe and direct route to school with the help of their parents.
Hazards should be identified (train tracks, busy intersections, etc.)
and a designated route with safety rules should be established.
Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If there is no sidewalk, use the
left side of the road facing traffic.
Cross streets only at crosswalks and learn to look to the left, the
right and then left again before proceeding, even at intersections
with pedestrian walk signs.
Wait until traffic comes to a stop before crossing. Make sure drivers
see you before you cross.
Myers says, "Prevention is the key to safety. With education and
awareness, all children should be able to get safely to school and home
again. Take the time to share these valuable rules and tips with your
Founded in 1949, the Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia is a
not-for-profit trade association.
SOURCE Insurance Brokers Association of Nova Scotia
For further information: For further information:
Karen Slaunwhite, Executive Director, IBANS
380 Bedford Highway
Halifax, NS B3M 2L4 Phone: (902) 876-0526