Pedestrian Safety Tips for Halloween

Halloween/Pedestrian Safety Tips

Did you know children are 4x more likely to be killed while walking on Halloween than any other night of the year?

Remind your kids about pedestrian safety while trick or treating.

Here are some tips:

Stay safe and remind your kids about safety precautions while trick or treating this Halloween.

  • Cross streets with caution. Cross at a corner, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Don’t assume that because you see the driver, the driver sees you. Walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Walk on Sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Children under 12 should not be without adult supervision.
  • Be a safe pedestrian. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Never dart into the street or cross between parked cars.

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Be smart:

  • Decorate costumes/bags with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Face paint and makeup are better for children because they do not hinder vision like masks do.
  • Kids should carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see and be seen better.

Halloween Driving Safety Tips:

Many ghosts and goblins now days ride in cars as well as walk on foot for trick or treating.

If you’re going to be behind the wheel this halloween remember to drive with caution.

Here are a few safety tips to keep you and others unharmed:

  • Drive slowly, don’t pass stopped vehicles– the driver might be dropping off children.
  • Park your mobile phone– wait until you’ve stopped to answer
  • Watch for children darting into the street– kids can cross anywhere, and most deaths happen at spots other than intersections
  • Yield to pedestrians– children might not practice pedestrian safety, so be alert
  • Communicate with other drivers– always use turn signals, if you have to pull over to drop off or pick up your kids, use hazard lights

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