Halloween Safety Tips!

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Halloween in Kansas CityHalloween will be here soon. We were talking in the office recently about safe ways for our kids to enjoy Halloween. We thought a Halloween safety tip blog post might be helpful.

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.

Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Don’t let your child wear an “invisible” costume!
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light, easy to see 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.

Halloween in Kansas CityDrive Extra Safely on Halloween

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

Attribution: Safe Kids Worldwide is a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children, the number one killer of kids in the United States. Their website, safekids.org had a great list of Halloween Safety Tips! We selected a few of them for our tips list. For the full article, please visit SafeKids.org.