Clifton Primary School

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Road Safety

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The Green Cross Code


You should not go out alone until you know the Green Cross Code and use it properly. 


To follow the code, you must:

  • find a safe place to cross
  • stand on the pavement near the kerb
  • look all round for traffic and listen
  • if traffic is coming - let it pass then look all round again
  • when there is no traffic near, walk straight across the road
  • keep looking and listening for traffic while crossing

When walking along the road


Walking is healthier than travelling by car. Drivers can't always see you and unfortunately, in Southall there are many people who drive too quickly! To keep safe you should;


  • always walk on the pavement or path if there is one - never stray on to the road
  • walk as far away from the kerb as possible
  • walk in single file on the right side of the road facing the traffic if there's no pavement

Crossing the Road


When you want to get to the other side of the road make sure you:


  • wait at the kerb by the crossing so that drivers know you want to cross
  • at a signal crossing, press the button and wait for the green man to light up and never walk out while the red man is showing, even if the cars have stopped or other people are crossing
  • always walk over the actual black and white stripes of a crossing - many accidents happen around crossings
  • never cross the road while using a mobile phone or while listening to music on head phones
  • stay alert at all times, remember cyclists and motorcyclists use the roads as well as drivers