30 Oct 2015
Halloween Safety Tips
Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up while walking.
- Cross the street at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
Trick or Treat With an Adult
- Children should not be alone at night without adult supervision.
- If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe
- Use reflective tape or stickers to decorate costumes.
- If possible, choose face paint and makeup instead of masks, so your child’s vision won’t be obstructed..
- Carrying glow sticks or flashlights will help your kids see and be seen by drivers.
- Select costumes that fit in order to prevent trips and falls.
Drive Extra Carefully
- Slow down and be particularly alert in residential neighborhoods, avoid all possibility for a car accident especially on this date because the injured victim will most likely be a child.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Typical trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
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