October 15, 2019
Halloween has made so many fond memories for families everywhere and helped to instill a love of fall that still lives with most of us today. Sadly, many kids get hit by cars during Halloween. A little planning before the big night can go a long way toward keeping your children injury free. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, here are some very important tips for when you are driving around this holiday and to help parents make this special night safer for their little monsters:
- Select costumes that fit well.
- Trick-or-treat with your children.
- To help drivers see kids in the dark, put reflective tape at the top and bottom of costumes. This helps drivers see your kids’ height and movement.
- Use face paint instead of masks so your kids vision isn’t blocked, and make sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather.
- Use a flashlight or glow-sticks to light the way.
- Plan a trick-or-treating route on safe, well-lit streets, use sidewalks and cross walks.
- If you are a driver, use caution. Children can get overly excited and may dart out from between parked cars in all the excitement.