Halloween 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.
- 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.
Drive 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.