Toddler takes toy car out on the road, gets rescued by policeman

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In more than one instance, the child gets dangerously close to being hit by oncoming vehicles which can be seen swerving to avoid colliding with the boy.

A video of a kid taking his toy car out on the road for a spin has gone viral in China.

No one was helping him

The little boy, who looks to be about three years old, can be seen pushing his car towards oncoming traffic.

In more than one instance, the child gets dangerously close to being hit by oncoming vehicles which can be seen swerving to avoid colliding with the boy. Sadly, no one even stopped and tried to get the boy to safety.

Thankfully, a policeman came along and went to the boy's rescue. He picked up both the boy and his toy car and took him aside, away from the oncoming traffic.

Watch the shocking video below:

Apparently, the policeman, Mr. Wu Feng, was on his way to work when he spotted the little boy.

The boy got separated from his mother

According to Mr. Wu, "The boy was dangerously close to traffic, so I picked him up and took him onto the pavement. He told me that he had become separated from his mom and was looking for her"

The helpful policeman then found the boy's mother and reunited the pair. It's still unclear why the mother had lost track of her son in the first place.

Pedestrian safety starts at home

It's important to teach your kids how to be safe around cars at a very young age, especially since pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury among children aged 5-19.

Here are some things that your kids need to know about pedestrian safety :

  1. Always look both ways before crossing any street. This is the most basic and most important rule when it comes to road safety. Looking both ways lets your kids know that it's safe to cross the road and that they won't be in the way of oncoming traffic.
  2. Make sure that your kids put down any gadgets or devices before crossing the road. Using a cellphone while crossing the road is a distraction that can be fatal if they fail to see oncoming traffic.
  3. Use sidewalks instead of the road when walking. If there are no sidewalks, make sure to walk as far from traffic as possible.
  4. For children under 10 years, it's best to cross the road with an adult. While it's true that each child is different, it's still best to err on the side of caution as younger kids have a hard time gauging the distance and speed of cars.
  5. Set an example. Make sure to practice what you preach to your kids.

 

Sources: upi.com, straitstimes.com, safekids.org

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Nasreen Majid