Halloween: A Night for Treats, Not Tragedies
What You Need to Know to Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween?
When it comes to preventing injury and keeping your kids safe on Halloween we have found that repeated and consistent messages are the keys to safety.
Our research reveals that parents may be placing their children in harm’s way by failing to talk to them each and every year about Halloween safety.
Given children’s limited attention spans, as well as their ever-evolving cognitive abilities, you must review all the correct behaviors with your children to help them be safe. Make sure to review our safety tips before you headout trick-or-treating.
Did you know that on average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween as compared to any other day of the year?
Kids will be out while it is dark – making it harder for drivers to see them and because they’re excited about getting candy, they may not be watching out for cars.
Parents and drivers both need to do their part to help kids stay out of the emergency room on Halloween. Emphasize safe pedestrian behaviors to kids before they go out trick-or-treating.
Parents should also remember that costumes can be both creative and safe, so look for ways to use reflective materials.
Drivers must slow down and watch out for trick-or-treaters, especially around crosswalks and driveways.