As the school season ends and summer vacations begin, motorists are urged to keep their eyes on the road.
“CAA is just reminding drivers to keep an eye out for children,” says Silvana Aceto with CAA South Central Ontario. There's going to be more children out on the roads and sidewalks.”
Aceto adds that residential areas with playgrounds and parks can be extremely dangerous as children can dart out from behind parked vehicles in search of a ball or toy.
“Also, leave extra space on the road when they are cycling and check behind your vehicle for children playing on the sidewalk before you back out of your driveway,” says Aceto.
CAA offers these tips for a kid-safe summer:
It's important to plan ahead for long drives during the summer months as well. Whether you're heading to the cottage or planning a long family road trip, CAA says there are certain things you can do to avoid a stressful vacation.