Halloween Safety Facts

Halloween Safety

Did you know?

  • Only 1/3 of parents have talked to their kids annually about Halloween, although 3/4 report having Halloween safety fears.

  • On average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year.

  • Only 18% of parents use reflective tape on their children’s Halloween costumes.

  • An amazing 12% of children five years of age or younger are permitted to trick-or-treat alone.

What can you do to keep your kids safe?

  • Children under the age of 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult.

  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths.  If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic as far to the side as possible.

  • Cross the street at the corner (crosswalks, traffic signals) and watch for cars backing out of the driveway.

  • SLOW DOWN when driving through the neighborhoods.  Children move in unpredictable ways.  Park the car and walk with your kids…it’s great exercise for everyone!

 

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