Did you know that on average , children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other single day of the year?

It is easy for kids (and parents) to get distracted – that’s why we all need to be vigilant and work to #keepkidssafe this Halloween season.

Here are our top ten tips we’ve gathered from various safety organization.

 

    1. Use reflective tape or stickers to decorate costumes and candy bags.  Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.

 

    1. All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant .

 

    1. Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision, or try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.

 

    1. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision.

 

    1. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit, travel in groups and agree on a specific time for them to come home.

 

    1. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

 

    1. Make sure costumes fit well to avoid tripping and falling .

 

    1. Parents, encourage your children not to eat their candy until they get it home.

 

    1. Drivers – stay alert, watch for kids on medians and curbs, be mindful entering and exiting driveways.

 

  1. And everybody put down your electronic devices and look up!

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