THORNHILL, ON, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - School is out for the summer and
the break from the classroom and homework means more kids playing
outdoors. With children out and about, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA
SCO) is reminding drivers to be extra careful on the roads during the
"Kids are focused on having fun and not always aware of cars, so drivers
need to keep an eye out for little ones playing near traffic," said
Silvana Aceto, Media and Public Relations Specialist, CAA SCO.
CAA SCO's 5 tips for a kid-safe summer:
Check for kids behind your vehicle before backing up out of driveways.
Take extra time at stop signs and slow down near parks, playgrounds and
residential areas where kids are usually 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.
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 this summer, travelling with
children doesn't have to be stressful.
CAA SCO's 5 family road trip tips:
If your children are old enough, let them help plan the trip. Give them
a map so they can follow along and help avoid the question "Are we
Bring along a portable DVD player and their favourite movies to keep
them entertained. Don't forget to bring extra batteries or chargers.
Pack plenty of snacks. Bring healthy snack options along with your
children's favourite snack for those tense moments.
Keep a change of clothes in the car in case of a spill you can easily
replace wet clothes with dry ones without unpacking a suitcase.
Lastly, pack enough books, games and toys for each child to avoid any
SOURCE CAA South Central Ontario
For further information:
Media contact: Silvana Aceto, Media and PR Specialist, CAA SCO, firstname.lastname@example.org, Office: (905) 771-3194, Cell: (416) 209-4930 or Jeff LeMoine, Communications Specialist, email@example.com, Office: (905) 771-4709, Cell: (416) 254-0641.