Halloween Safety Tips

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

halloweenWe know you’ll be out with your children on Saturday night trick-or-treating. We want you to have a safe time!

Did you know 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? Because of this make sure you talk to your children about watching out for cars and making sure they are seen.

Here are some top safety tips to keep in mind for you and your children this year:

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup when possible.
  • Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • 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.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30-9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during these hours if you are driving.
  • When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.

Click here to find some more tips on keeping safe! We hope you have a fun and very safe Halloween!

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