Halloween can be a fun time for young and old. Let’s keep it that way.
Children are almost two times more likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide™.
Don’t make Halloween scarier than it’s supposed to be! Follow these tips from Safe Kids to keep your children and you safe while gathering those treats:
- Add reflective tape to costumes and bags. Avoid masks if possible as they can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Have your children carry flashlights or glow sticks to help them see, and help others see them.
- Go with younger children to trick-or-treat. If your children are old enough and mature enough to go without you, have them go with a group of other children and remind them to stay in well-lit, familiar areas.
- Adults be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters, especially during peak treat-hunting time, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
For more tips on staying safe visit safekids.org/halloween.