KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) - "It's very scary and I feel sorry for the family that lost their little boy," says Andrew Rucker.
Rucker has two young boys and twins on the way.
Like many parents, when he heard about the 8-year-old Logan County boy who was hit an killed by a truck Thursday morning, he immediately talked to his kids about traffic safety.
"Make sure you stay in the yard. If somebody stops by them, if you're going to cross the street, make sure you use the crosswalks and you have the walk sign and if you don't, wait until it shows up or grab an adult when you go to cross the street," explains Rucker.
He knows telling your kids once is never enough and hopes other parents remember to re-enforce the message.
"Hopefully it helps and opens parents' eyes," comments Rucker.
It's not just kids who need to be alert, but drivers as well.
Jeff Caldwell is a former Kettering Police Officer who now owns PDS driving school. He says the warmer temperatures bring more people outdoors, that's why drivers need to be on the lookout .
"Not only kids, pedestrians, joggers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, they're all going to be out there. And I think we need to just get a little more aware and we need to be scanning more for them," says Caldwell.
The City of Kettering also offers a Safety Village class for you and your kids to learn the basics of traffic safety.
For more information, go here .
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