You’ve got to be very careful – JD, 5
I may sound mad, but I actually rather like the school run – it’s a chance to get away from my desk, breathe some fresh air, chat with my lovely son, and sing to my gorgeous daughter. It’s a nice way to spend time, but as winter draws in, I’m conscious that it’s getting a little more dangerous.
On the way to school, the sun is bright and low, meaning it can blind pedestrians and drivers alike, and on the way home it’s already dusk, reach pitch blackness if we stop off for some shopping or a drink.
These are some steps we’re taking to make sure we’re safe on the pavement and in the car this Winter.
- Regular green cross code refreshers – JD knows all about road safety, but we regularly discuss its importance when walking to and from school so that we can be sure at the forefront of his mind at busy crossings
- High visibility clothing – we all have reflective vests to wear over our coats, and even have a special one fitted to the back of Miss J’s pushchair. This means we’ll be spotted crossing the roads on dark evenings
- Extra bike lights – As Mark cycles to work, he’s got extra lights fitted for the winter months to make sure he’s seen as he cycles through town at rush hour
- Winter tyres – to ensure we can brake quickly, even in the snow, we’re switching to winter tyres, specially designed to give extra grip
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Thoughts are my own.