Halloween Safety Tips (safekids.org)

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018
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 Please follow some easy tips to reduce your risk of injury on Halloween.  Unfortunately, on average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. (Cite - https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips)

  • Walk safely - Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk. Don’t run, across the street!
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Trick or Treat With an Adult -- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision.
  • If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or treat in groups.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
  • Drive Extra Safely on Halloween -- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.

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