Traffic signals are used to control the movement of traffic, making streets safe for people. These signals, using different symbols, colours, shapes, and written messages, help people quickly understand the information and find their ways safely. Safety is a big concern of all parents. Kids are exposed to danger almost everywhere, especially on the road. It is very important to teach kids the meaning of the commonly used traffic signs and signals, and teach them to move responsibly on the road.
Traffic lights and pedestrians signals in the intersections are aimed to assist pedestrians crossing the street. Traffic lights change the colors in the same order every time. Red light tells people to stop. Green light means people can cross the road. Yellow light tells people to stop and wait, because the light is about to turn red soon. Pedestrian lights include two signals: a white walking man means walking and crossing; a red upraised hand means not walking.
This worksheet provides pictures of traffic lights and pedestrians signals, together with the rules on how to behave responding to the signals. Parents could use it to teach kids recognize these commonly used traffic signals, and learn how to cross the road safely.