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When driving near children playing or walking near the edge of the road, you should: When driving near children playing or walking near the edge of the road, you should:

  • A. Continue at the same speed and drive around them.

  • B. Slow down, and be ready to make a safe stop.

  • C. Sound your horn to warn them of your presence.

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. Children are not as aware of the dangers of the road and may run out in front of your vehicle.
     
 
 
 

Encountering children on the road

You are most likely to encounter children on the road during the times they are travelling to and from school, and at school lunchtimes.

You could also find children near sports fields, playgrounds, skate parks and other recreational facilities in the evening and on weekends.

Take extra care around children with pets, particularly walking large dogs which can easily drag them unexpectedly.

Children tend to be more wobbly on bikes, and as they are smaller they are more difficult to see than an adult cyclist.

Younger children and toddlers often have minimal road sense, yet are highly mobile. They can easily catch their parents off-guard and dash into the road after a ball, for example.