Walk Across the Street Safely-Once you are 14 years of age.

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There were two pieces of advice moms universally give their children-don’t run with scissors, and to look both ways when you cross a road. Research from the University of Iowa indicates that the latter piece of advice is especially important, as it appears that children “ lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger.” Children from the ages of 6 to 14 years were placed in a realistic “simulated environment” and asked to cross one lane of a busy road several times. The video below shows one child taking part in the road simulation

The research shows children under certain ages lack the perceptual judgment and motor skills to cross a busy road consistently without putting themselves in danger. The researchers placed children from 6 to 14 years old in a realistic simulated environment (see video) and asked them…

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