Halloween is a boo-tiful time of year, full of spooky celebrations and activities, but it can also
present some real and scary safety hazards. On average, children are twice as likely to be hit by
a car and killed on Halloween as any other day of the year. There a lots of easy things parents
and kids can do to stay safe on the spookiest of holidays. Follow these top safety tips:
 Be visible! Carry glow sticks or flashlights, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes
and bags, and wear light colors to help kids see and be seen by drivers.
 Don’t go alone! Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If you can’t be with kids,
ensure they are in groups and know a safe route.
 Slow down and be alert! Kids are excited on Halloween and may dart into the street.
Turn your headlights on early in the day to spot kids from further away.
 Remind kids to cross the street at corners and cross walks.
 Pick a costume that is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Choose face paint over
masks when possible. Masks can limit children’s vision.
Learn more Halloween Safety tips at https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips.
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