Do you cross at the crosswalk?
Do you wait until it says walk?
I live in a relatively urban area, full of cars and bikes and crosswalks and pedestrians.
My family and I walk around a lot. This includes my two kids, 6yo and 9yo.
This evening something occurred that happens quite a bit. We were stopped at a crosswalk waiting for it to turn. At least a half dozen adults crossed the street "against the light".
When my 6yo made a move to cross at that moment, I put my hand on his shoulder and told him to wait until he sees the walk signal. He exclaimed, "But all of those other people are already walking!" I told him that they were wrong and being unsafe.
A few moments later my husband said to me, "You know if I'm walking by myself and see kids at the crosswalk, I don't go until the signal gives me the go ahead."
I agreed with him.
But, what say you?
Do you ever feel the need to be a good role model for those around you? Specifically children?