HAVING just had a young child pull out of a side road directly across my path (without looking in either direction), I am posting to plead with parents everywhere to take responsibility to make sure their children are safe on the roads.

Don't leave it to someone else. If anything was to happen to your child imagine how you would feel if and when you realise you could have done more to ensure their safety.

Don’t take risks ... take responsibility. If anything happens, their lack of knowledge will be down to you.

Don’t assume they know what they’re doing, because they probably don't.

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