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100 days in office for the 44th President of the USA

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We will land in the Hudson

Expression mise en place suite à l’extraordinaire exploit du pilot
Timothy Cheney lors de l’amerrissage du 15 janvier 2009 dans l’Hudson

safety on the road

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Green Signal Light When the signal light turns green, cars go. When you cross the street at a signal light, you ————- wait for the walk signal. Some corners don’t have a walk signal, so you ——————–wait for the green light to show in your direction. Remember that cars ——————be turning, so be sure to look carefully to the Animated Left, Right & Left Again left, right and left again before crossing the street.
Yellow Signal Light When the signal light turns yellow, cars ————slow down and prepare to stop. If you are waiting to cross the street, you ————not cross if the light is yellow. The light is about to turn red, and cars will enter the intersection.
Red Signal Light When the signal light turns red, cars stop. If the light is red in your direction, you should not walk across the street.
Walk Crossing Signal The WALK signal is found at busy intersections. It means that it is —————for you to cross the street. BUT you ——————- always look both ways, by looking Animated Eyes - look left, right & left againleft, right and left again to make sure no cars are coming or turning into the area where you are going to cross the street.
Walk Crossing Signal This signal is the same as the WALK sign. It has a picture of a person walking instead of using the word “WALK”.
Don't Walk Crossing Signal The DON’T WALK signal is part of the walk signal. You ————-wait to cross the street until the signal changes to WALK.
Don't Walk Crossing Signal This signal is the same as the DON’T WALK sign. It is part of the signal with the picture of a person walking. This is a picture of a red hand, meaning you ————- STOP. You————–wait to cross the street until the white picture of the person walking is showing.
Flashing Don't Walk Signal

When the red “DON’T WALK” sign is flashing, it means use caution.

  • If you are in the street, finish crossing the street.
  • If you have not started crossing the street, stay on the curb.
Flashing Red Hand Signal

The flashing red hand is the same as the flashing DON’T WALK sign, use caution.

  • If you are in the street, finish crossing the street.
  • If you have not started crossing the street, stay on the curb.
Stop Sign Car drivers, bicyclists and in-line skaters must come to a complete stop at STOP signs. When there are no vehicles or pedestrians in the intersection and it is safe, you may go through the intersection.
Yield Sign

A yield sign means to slow down and be ready to stop.

  • If there are pedestrians or vehicles in or nearing the intersection, you ————- stop.
  • If there is no traffic in or nearing the intersection and it is safe, you —————– go through.
Do Not Enter Sign Do not enter means that this is a one way street, and you ——————-not go this way. This is also a rule for bikes and in-line skates.
One Way sign This is a one way street, car drivers ————- drive in the direction of the arrow. This is also a rule for bikers and in-line skaters.
Cross Walk Sign

This sign means you are coming to a crosswalk.

  • Car drivers, bikers and in-line skaters ————–stop to allow people in the crosswalk to cross the street.
  • If you are using a crosswalk to cross the street, you ————–look carefully to the Animated Men looking to the left, right & left again. left, right and left again to be sure it is safe to cross.
Intersection Sign This sign means that you are coming to an intersection and should use caution.
School Crossing Zone Sign

This sign means you are near a school.

  • When school is opening in the morning and closing in the afternoon, the school is a very busy and crowded area.
  • There are children being dropped off or picked up by both school buses and parents.
  • It is important to look carefully to the left, right and left again if you have to cross the street.
  • If you must walk through parked traffic, stop and look carefully before stepping out from between vehicles.
  • Remember the danger areas close to school buses where the driver can’t see you.
  • Don’t run to catch up with your friends or run between parked cars and buses.

For more information on school bus and school zone safety, see the School Bus and School Zone Safety Kids Page.

Railroad Crossing Warning Sign

This sign means you are coming to a railroad crossing.

  • Railroad tracks are uneven. You should not try to bicycle or in-line skate over them.
  • Many railroad grade crossings have a gate with a bell and blinking lights that closes when a train is approaching.
  • NEVER go around a closed railroad gate.
  • Trains are very large and heavy and take a long time to stop.
  • Always look and listen carefully to be sure a train is not coming before crossing the tracks.

For more information on railroad safety, see the Railroad Safety Kids Page.

Road Work Sign

When people are working on the roads, parts of the road or sidewalk are often dug up or rough.

  • Use caution when walking, bicycling or in-line skating.
  • Uneven, rough roads could make you fall off your bike or in-line skates.
  • If you must move into the road to go around a work area, you should stop and look carefully to be sure there is no traffic coming before going into the road.
Detour Sign A detour is a way of getting around a roadway that is closed. Roads are usually closed because of road work or dangerous conditions. Use caution on roads you aren’t used to.
Mileage & Direction Sign These signs show the directions and distances to towns and cities.
Bike Route Sign This sign shows that there is a bike path or bike route available. If there is a bike path, you must use it.

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