Kids, darkness, masks, costumes, and cars do not always make a very safe witch’s brew! Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
We want to help assure this Halloween is as safe as possible for area residents.
Please follow these tips to help prevent auto-pedestrian crashes!
To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, here’s a list of Halloween safety tips from the National Safety Council.
Be sure to choose a costume that won’t cause safety hazards.
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks.
- Opt for nontoxic Halloween makeup over masks, which can obscure vision; always test makeup in a small area first to see if any irritation develops.
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
Keep these tips in mind when your children are out on Halloween night:
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.
- If your older children are going alone, plan an acceptable a route.
- Agree on a specific time children should return home.
- Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home and take care to avoid any food allergies.