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9 Trick or Treating Safety Tips for Halloween

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Trick or Treating is a fun event for the entire family, but there are some risks.

Here are some frightening statistics from SafeKids.org when it comes to safety on Halloween:

  • On average, TWICE as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year
  • Only 18% of parents use reflective tape on their children’s Halloween costumes
  • 12% of children five years of age or younger are permitted to trick-or-treat alone.

Be sure to remember these tips for a safe trick-or-treating experience:

– Have a flashlight with you while you are trick or treating to make sure you aren’t on a dangerous path.

A – Always inspect candy before letting your children eat it.

– Look both ways before crossing the street.

– Leave your car parked in a well-lit area.

– Only walk on sidewalks. Never walk on the street.

– Wear costumes that are easily visible at night to avoid any accidents.

– Emergency contact information is a great thing to put somewhere on your child’s costume or candy bag in case your child gets lost.

E – Even if kids are in a group, adults need to supervise.

– Never let a child enter a house by themselves.

Safety should always be a top priority. Kids running around makes for a dangerous situation for drivers and pedestrians alike. If you are driving on Halloween, please add extra time to your commute so you can drive slowly to prevent any accidents.

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