Be Spooky. Be Scary. Be Safe.

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.

Happy Halloween!


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