Some parents would prefer to drive their children to the classroom in the car. However, the little ones do not learn to be self-employed in traffic. This makes the road to school dangerous by car. It’s bad for the road safety.
It is difficult for many parents to put the children into self-employment. It is in the interest of the children to be able to do things alone. To master the school path definitely belongs to it. For this reason, parents should not drive their first-year pupils to the school by car.
Practice your way to school
"Such parents' taxis or kiss-and-ride zones also have the advantage that the little ones walk at least the rest of the way and thus learn the right behavior in road traffic," says Lйger. The top priority is that the children master the school path alone. Janine Retting from Auto Club Europe added: "There cannot be much happening on the last few hundred meters if you choose the road well. The first and second graders can cope with this alone. "
It is best to do this at the time of day when the children really have to go to school "and not on Sunday afternoons when there is no traffic".
Parents should above all be a good example. "This also means, for example, being patient and not just walking over a zebra tire," says Sven. In addition, one should not choose the shortest one among the most numerous ways to get to school, the safest option.
"You can ask," Which way would you take?" Or you let it determine when you cross a street. So you can quickly find out if the child really can overlook a situation. It is important to talk to the child. Kanji Lйger from the ADAC says: "A good trick is also when the parents themselves play the children and control the sprouts, if they really do everything right." If you let the child go to school alone, you can be loud DVR spokesman afterwards. "You can follow it quietly to see if it does everything right."
Colorful pictures or just a dash
Kanji Lйger sees another advantage: "In groups children are perceived much better than when they are alone." For the same reason, bright, reflective clothing is also good. "This makes a difference even in the summer, not only when it is still dark in the morning," says Sven.
If, in exceptional cases, it is not possible to bring the child to school by car, it must, of course, be well-secured. "It does not matter how short the track is," emphasizes Sven. Up to the age of 12 years and if the child is not larger than 1.50 meters, a child seat is required by law. "You should also plan enough time and look for a suitable parking space in advance, where the child can safely get off."
But the best solution is the car never. And not just under safety aspects. This can be seen in the children's schooling. "Children in reflective vest who walk to school see much more, as colorful pictures are created. There is the ice cream parlor along with it or the place where they always meet their friends ", Janine Retting describes the resulting pictures.”Children who are driven by car paint their house, the school, and a line in between."