Traffic safety tips for tots

Lee County teachers escort kids to cars. / Jessica Fairley

After the recent death of a toddler who was struck by a vehicle, educators say parents should make a plan with children on how to deal with cars and traffic.

Lee County Pre-K teachers say they never allow children to walk alone to a vehicle.

Children are also warned to never go behind a car, whether it's moving or not, because a driver could enter the car and not know a child is behind it.

"Just try to go ahead and have some rules set into place to stay close to an adult always when going through a parking lot and never run through a parking lot," said Tara Bass, Lee County Pre-K Teacher.

Officials say parents should have these talks early to prevent any future injuries.

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