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Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids. It is also one of the most dangerous. On average, twice as many kids are killed in pedestrian/vehicle incidents on Halloween than on other days of the year. However, there are many ways to stay safe this Halloween, check out these tips below:
Top Tips for Halloween Safety
- 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.
- Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating.
- Slow down and be alert! Kids are excited on Halloween and may dart into the street. Turn on headlights early in the day to spot kids from further away.
- Remind kids to cross the street at corners or crosswalks.
- When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Choose face paint over masks when possible. Masks can limit children’s vision.
This post was prepared by Safe Kids Georgia Intern Annie Ndolo.