Parents guide to Halloween Safety Tips. Staying safe during Halloween is important to all us. Get all the Halloween Safety Tips for adults to keep everyone safe this Halloween.
When B was born I found a new love of Halloween. We celebrate almost all month. First, we start by picking out a family Halloween costumes like these family Halloween costumes. Then we make fun DIY projects like:
Halloween Safety Tips
I often focus on all the fun parts of fall that I don’t think about the dangers of Halloween. This morning I was reading a bunch of articles in the EveryParent App. I was so upset to read that the number of children killed while walking on Halloween from 4-10pm is twice as many, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study. Learning this fact inspired me to share these Halloween safety tips. They are equally important for both parents and anyone driving on Halloween.
- Travel in groups and make sure there is an adult with kids under the age of 12.
- • Walk on sidewalks or facing traffic as far away from the street if there is no sidewalk.
- It is tempting to zig zag down the street while trick or treating, but it is safer to only cross at corners.
- Opt for lighter-colored costumes s they are easier to see at night.
- Help light up your child with glow sticks, flashlights or wearing reflective tape or slap bands.
- Check the length of kids costumes to eliminate tripping hazards.
- Masks make it more different to see. If possible use face paint of makeup instead of a mask.
- Be careful that costume props are not sharp.
Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers
- Use your headlights on earlier in the day.
- Drive slow in residential neighborhoods, especially around driveways.
- Just because you see kids in the street does not mean they see you.
- Eliminate any distractions while driving, especially your phone.
What are your kids dressing up as this Halloween?
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• National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
• U.S. Department of Transportation