Streets are quiet here. We hang out outside and I don't have to fear of cars rushing by our house traveling at 40mph when the speed limit is 25mph. It is nice. I think the speed limit around our house is 30kmp but I know if kids are around.... the cars slow down regardless of the speed limit... whereas at home, it seemed like the cars sped up or paid no attention to the fact that little ones were playing outside. Before moving here we heard that it was safe and kid friendly and it would be common to see little kids walking around or riding bikes without parents anywhere in site. Everyone knows everyone so it is hard for the kids to get lost or get in trouble.... it will just take some getting use to for this momma! I'm not use to letting the kids wander off down the road without me having a close eye on them. And one driveway down is about as far as I've let them go before. Here, Addyson wanted to test this new found freedom and she took herself for a "walk" to the end of the street!
Again, the roads are so safe that she was free to practice on her own!!!