Walking is an important part of a child’s life. It is important for their health, fitness, and their ability to get around their neighbourhood. Getting to and home from school may also rely on walking.
Before 5 years of age children should never be left alone to cope with traffic situations. It is important that you hold your child’s hand at all times when near traffic. Set a good example for your child to copy. Explain to your child what you are doing when you cross the road together.
From 5 to 9 years, children should still be supervised at all times near traffic.
Further information can be found in these two fact sheets: