Wheels in motion

Children standing near a postal truck

The Postal Service wants you to be on the lookout for children in neighborhoods — including front lawns, streets, parking lots and driveways — now that most schools are closing for the summer.

Here are some things to remember:

• Whenever you see a ball rolling in the street, you’re likely to see a child following it. Slow down and prepare to stop quickly.

• If an ice cream vendor enters a neighborhood, watch for children coming from all directions.

• Pay attention to any lone child walking along the street. You’re much more likely to overlook a single youngster than several together.

• Be extremely alert around children and others on roller skates, skateboards or roller blades because they can roll into the street.

• Bicyclists, especially young or novice riders, should be watched carefully and given plenty of room.

• Never give mail to children from inside your vehicle.

You’ll find additional tips in the Safety Depends on Me video on distracted driving and the online Safety Toolkit.