HARRISONBURG, Va –--- The city's fire department has several ways for pedestrians to stay safe.
An expert said to avoid waiting by the edge of the road for a car or bus. That expert also said to always look both ways before you cross the road and children under age 10 should never cross the road without supervision.
A child safety expert said you should always be aware of your surroundings.
“You cannot predict these things,” said Erin Stehle, a child safety technician with the Harrisonburg Fire Department. “That's the whole purpose of our job is prevention and getting out there and just telling parents to take this as an opportunity and tell your kids always look both ways. Always be smart when you're waiting for buses and crosswalks.”
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