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Halloween Safety for Kids

Date: October 26, 2015 Categories: Blog

Halloween is the scariest time of year for kids and adults alike. Not only because of the ghost stories being told or the haunted houses you may visit, but because of all the safety risks that candy-filled night can pose. According to safekids.org, children, on average, are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Shocking, isn’t it? Even more shocking is how preventable these accidents are. Here are some tips not only for parents, but for anyone who is driving a car on Halloween, to make sure that these accidents don’t happen:

 

  • Have your kids wear glow sticks. Not only are glow sticks super fun, they’ll also make your kids more visible at night.
  • Put reflective stickers on your kids candy buckets and costumes.
  • If you’re driving between the hours of 5:30pm-9:30pm be alert and on the lookout for darting kids in princess and superhero costumes. Those are the hours that kids will most likely be out trick-or-treating this Saturday.
  •  Make sure that your kids always go trick-org-treating with an adult. If they are older, make sure they go in groups.

 

If you’re looking for more tip and tricks to keep your goblins and ghouls safe this October 31st, check out www.safekids.org. Have a fun and safe Halloween!