The following tabulation of Safety Rules was in a certain school, was

mimeographed, distributed to the pupils and discussed in the class rooms:-

I. Rules relating to Bicycles.

(a.) Do not ride two on the same bicycle. It is against law.

(b.) When riding a bicycle keep near the curb.

(c.) Do not ride three or more abreast.

(d.) For night riding a bicycle, have a head-light and a rear reflector.

(e.) When making turns on a bicycle use the same hand signs that are used by

an autoist; and observe the traffic signals.

(f.)  When riding a bicycle never hang on to a truck to get a free tow. It is

illegal as well as dangerous.

(g.) Do not ride a bicycle with both hands off the handle-bars.

II. Rules relating to Street Traffic.

(a.)  In the down-town area always cross streets at the intersections.

(b.)  Observe the traffic signs and always wait for the green light.

(c.)  Look both ways before crossing the street.

(d.)  If the walk near your home is icy, put ashes on it.

(e.)  Do not throw orange peeling or banana-skins on walks.

III. Rules relating to Accidents in the Home.

(a.)  Be careful not to slip when stepping out of a bath-tub.

(b.)  Be very careful when using a stepladder.

(c.)  Be careful when handling a kettleful of boiling water.

(d.)  Never leave a tubful of hot water on the floor if small children are in the


IV. Rules relating to Fire Hazards in the Home.

(a.)  Never leave an electric iron on when answering the telephone or the


(b.)  Never allow papers and other rubbish to collect in the basement.

(c.)  Do not allow small children to play with inflammable celluloid toy and

rubberoid combs.

(d.)  Keep flannelette away from a flame such as fireplace or a gas-plate as the

nap is very inflammable.

(e.)  Never store hot ashes in a wooden box.

(f.)  Do not use gasoline or coal-oil to start a fire in the kitchen range or


(g.)  Keep small children away from an open fireplace.

(h.) Keep matches away from small children, and do not leave them on the top

of the shelf on a range.

(i.) Explain what to do if clothes catch fire.

V. Safety Rules relating to Firearms.

(a.) Never keep a loaded firearm in the home.

(b.) Never point a firearm (whether loaded or empty) at another person.

(c.) Keep firearms away from small children.

(d.) When old enough to hunt, handle your rifle or shotgun with care. Carry

it in such a way that no one will be hit should it be discharged accidentally.

(e.) When hunting be very careful when lifting a loaded gun from a boat or

through a fence.

VI. Rules relating to Skating and Sled-riding.

(a.) Do not skate on any lake before it is pronounced safe.

(b.) Do not attach your sled to the back of a truck or auto to get a free ride.

(c.) In coasting downhill have lookouts posted at all cross-streets.

(d.) If the police department announce certain streets near your home as safe

for sled-riding keep to these streets only.

(e.) Never have a boy on a bicycle tow you on your sled.

VII. Additional Rules.

(a.) Avoid playing with detonation caps. They are dangerous explosives.

They often look like a brass, copper, or aluminium cap for a lead-pencil.

(b.) Always give an elderly person some help when going down steps that have

no hand-rail.

(c.) Do not touch a wire that you may see hanging in the street. It may be

a live wire.

(d.) Never stand up when out in a skiff or canoe.

(e.) Unless you are very careful, do not attempt to change seats in a skiff or


(f.) Come down a ladder or fire-escape facing the ladder.


(a.) Explain reason for not going for a swim immediately after a meal.

(b.) Point our dangers of going swimming alone.

(c.) Show why swimming in water with strong tides is very dangerous.

Children should swim only in known places.

(d.) Explain dangers of horseplay while on raft or diving-boards.

Rules for Fire Drills

Dangers of Blasting Caps