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Old 22.08.2015, 16:43
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Rad steht, Kind geht - Wheel stops rolling, Child is going.

A public service announcement.
You may have seen, in the German speaking part, the following or a similar advert:
rad-steht-kind-geht-wheel-stops-rolling-child-going-rad-steht-kind-geht.jpg

What is it about?
School and kindergarten kids are thought to only cross the street once the car came to a full stop. Or in other words:
Wheel stops rolling, Child is going.
Do not slowly crawl up to the pedestrian crossing. Young children are not yet good in guessing distances and speed of moving objects. Rather, drive up to the crossing point and come to a full proper stop.

Some more information in German:
http://www.bfu.ch/de/die-bfu/kommuni...teht-kind-geht
https://www.tcs.ch/de/test-sicherhei...chulanfang.php
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Re: Rad steht, Kind geht - Wheel stops rolling, Child is going.

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A public service announcement.
You may have seen, in the German speaking part, the following or a similar advert:
Attachment 103373

What is it about?
School and kindergarten kids are thought to only cross the street once the car came to a full stop. Or in other words:
Wheel stops rolling, Child is going.
Do not slowly crawl up to the pedestrian crossing. Young children are not yet good in guessing distances and speed of moving objects. Rather, drive up to the crossing point and come to a full proper stop.

Some more information in German:
http://www.bfu.ch/de/die-bfu/kommuni...teht-kind-geht
https://www.tcs.ch/de/test-sicherhei...chulanfang.php
They are not only not good at guessing but taught not to cross the road until the car(s) have come to a full stoop.
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Old 22.08.2015, 17:05
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Re: Rad steht, Kind geht - Wheel stops rolling, Child is going.

As I understand it, children used to be taught, just the same as adults are, to make eye contact with the driver. That can be a very good system when you're tall enough, and the hand-wave of the driver is also good. However, from down there, at the height of the child's eye, he/she may not even be able to make out the driver's face. So the shift of the focus onto the wheel it to bring it down to what the child can actually see (and hear), right in front of them, at their level.
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Old 22.08.2015, 19:19
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Re: Rad steht, Kind geht - Wheel stops rolling, Child is going.

The policeman comes to the kindergarten where I work every year to teach the kids to cross the road.

They very deliberately teach the children to wait until the car is fully stopped before crossing,

They definitely need an awareness programme for drivers because many do slow and stop miles before the crossing, rather than coming normally to the crossing and making a full stop.

In Australia, you must stop no further back than something like 1 metre, but not over the crossing paint, and you must come to a complete stop...crawling to avoid having to completely stop the vehicle is not OK.

Anyway, makes sense to me, but having observed many many children trying to cross the road using the 'policeman's rules'....there are a large percentage of drivers who either fail to stop, slow down but do not come to a full stop, or stop miles back from the crossing....both driver and child become quite confused.

If you have not come to a full stop and applied your brakes, you are not in control of your vehicle, so please come to a full stop so the little kids can cross safely...thank you!!
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