Ask a police officer, traffic warden, or school crossing patrol (lollypop man lady) for help crossing the road if they nearby.
If there is no crossing nearby, stop at a place where you can see along the road clearly.
Find a place to cross where all road users can see you and you can see all traffic.
2. Stop and Look Around
Stop and stand on the pavement when you are ready to cross.
Stand back a short distance from the kerb but close enough that you can see all vehicles.
Take time to look around in both directions.
3. Look and Listen for Traffic
Children should use their eyes and ears to look and listen for traffic.
You often hear traffic in coming before you can actually see it.
4. Do Not Cross Until it's Safe
If you see traffic coming, let it pass by.
Do not cross the road until there is a safe gap and you have enough time to reach the other side of the road.
5. Look and Listen While You Cross
Walk across the road (do not run) when it is safe.
Walk straight across the road to the other side (not diagonally).
Keep looking and listening as you safely cross the road.
Vehicle Passenger Rules for Children
The UK Highway Code for children laws are clear. They state seat belts and child restraints must be worn at all times when youngsters are riding inside a vehicle.
Children under 12 years of age and less than 135 cm tall must use a child seat. It should be a seat manufactured and designed appropriately for their size.
Do not distract the driver or block their sight when they use the rear view mirror.
Never throw waste litter out of the car window and avoid waving or leaning outside the vehicle.
Do not open car doors or windows unless a grownup has told you it is safe to do so.
Always get out of the vehicle using the door which is nearest to the pavement side of the car.
Safety Clothing for Children
The United Kingdom gets its fair share of gloomy weather and especially during the winter months. Children need to be even more visible to all road users when adverse driving conditions prove to be less than optimum.
Thus, encourage your kids to highlight their presence. Wear bright or fluorescent reflective safety clothing at dusk, at night, or when they are out in bad weather.
Highway Code for Kids: Children's Road Safety Rules in the United Kingdom