Sunday Cartoon: Keeping kids safer around vehicles

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BURRILLVILLE – Keeping kids safer around any vehicle starts with simply removing hazards and dangerous situations that may present themselves in the course of a day.

A lot of these hazards and dangers are not so obvious to all of us, and that is the primary reason why we feature these Sunday Cartoons for your kids and families on NRI NOW. The Hasbro Children’s Hospital Injury-Prevention Division also hands them out to kids and families in their ER and at community safety events across the state throughout the year.

These safety coloring cartoons aim to open your eyes and minds to all of the “what ifs?” that children might encounter during their inside, and outside activities, that may harm them in one way, or another. This Sunday Cartoon, for an example, stresses the importance of keeping keys away from little kids and making sure that your vehicles are locked when not in use – even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Kids watch and see what adults do and actually copy them. Activities around vehicles are some of what they watch and see.

Avoiding these hazards and dangers are relatively easy to do and everyone stays safer by keeping keys away from children and making sure doors are locked in your vehicle at all times when not in use.

Parents are invited to print out these very important Sunday Cartoon Safety Coloring Pages and discuss safety with your kids while enjoying some creative time with them. It could help save a life!

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades.

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