Quick 5 Tips Before You Hit The Streets For Halloween Tonight

Oct 31, 2017 | Pedestrian Safety, School Zone Safety

Pumpkin with a reflective belt on it

Pumpkin with a reflective belt on it

Today is HALLOWEEN! The one and only day a year kids can walk door-to-door and say three magical words and get LOTS OF CANDY! Now, we are a safety council and just because everyone is walking around town DOESN’T MEAN YOU DON’T NEED TO BE SAFE! So, here are 5 tips you should think about before letting your kiddies out to roam the streets.

#1 BE SEEN!

 

Wear something reflective on your costume so that you are visible to drivers at night. Reflective wrist and ankle bands are great but a reflective vest is best. Glow sticks, lanterns, and flashlights will help you stay safe.

 

 

 

#2 FACE PAINT OVER MASK EVERYTIME

 

Choosing to wear face paint over a mask allows your kid to see.. Imagine, the mask you put on their face blocks the bottom of their vision and BOOM, trips over the steps to the door or WORSE: falls in the flower garden! Poor mums :’(

 

 

 

#3 BE ALERT

 

Keep an eye out for traffic. Stay on the sidewalk or on the side of the road at all times. Beware of visual barriers that block you from a driver’s line of sight. You do not want to find out what happens if you aren’t alert.

 

 

 

#4 CROSS SAFELY

 

Use caution when crossing the street. Don’t assume drivers can see you. Always look both ways and use the crosswalk and pedestrian light whenever possible.

 

 

 

#5 STAY SAFE

 

Travel in a group of 3-5 people. It’s fun to travel with others and you are more likely to be seen in a group than all alone.

Have fun out there!!