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Halloween is one of our favorite times of year! We’ve partnered with Zero Fatalities to share some Halloween Safety Tips to keep your little spooks safe and sound! Let’s make this a Zero Fatalities Halloween in Utah!
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Halloween Safety Tips
Between the two of us, we have 13 children. As you can imagine, holidays can get a little hectic. It always feels like on Halloween we have kids going every direction. The little ones are dying to get started on their trick or treating and the older ones are ready to hit the road with their friends to do their crazy teenager stuff.
As parents, we are always going to be concerned with their safety, but especially on holidays like Halloween, where so many children are out on the sidewalks and possibly the roads. Keep reading on to see some great tips from Zero Fatalities to help keep your kids as safe as possible this Halloween.
1. An Adult should accompany young children.
2. Older children should share their route with their parents.
3. Put devices down, keep your head up!
4. Wear something easy to be seen. Bright colors aren’t enough. Wear reflective gear.
5. Walk, don’t run, across the street. Make eye contact with drivers to make sure they see you.
1. Be careful on roadways. That means coming to a COMPLETE stop at stop signs.
2. Watch for children wearing dark clothes. Be aware of those around you.
3. Encourage new/inexperienced drivers to stay off the roads on Halloween. That might mean parents do a little bit more running around, but it will be safer for everyone!
I went to a great presentation at the library, were they spoke to elementary and middle school aged children. The showed them videos about how difficult it was for drivers to see pedestrians in the dark, even when they are wearing bright colored clothes. It was a real eye opener! Here are some great products they shared to remain visible.
You can get a Runner’s Strobe light at lots of places. It can hook on to clothes, trick or treat bags, or hats and doesn’t interfere with their costume. It’s a blinking light that can be seen from a good distance to let drivers know there is a pedestrian.
A Runner’s Headlamp is another great tool that a child can wear to make them more visible to drivers. It’s really bright and light weight. You can even have the adult in the group wear it, if you don’t think younger trick or treaters will keep it on.
A reflective safety vest is definitely something I see more a parent wearing to help make their group visible. They aren’t very expensive, so have each adult in your trick or treating group grab one.
This one might be my favorite. This reflective tape is SO bright when you shine light on it. I plan on just sticking some strips to the front and back legs of my children’s costumes and then a strip across their backs. It’s nice and bright and doesn’t interfere with their costume at all.
Halloween Safety Tips
There you have it! Some great Halloween Safety Tips to help keep your little ghouls’ Halloween frightfully fun! And even though I shouldn’t have to put it as a reminder, please remember to put your phones down. Leave your phone in your purse or glove box. Drive slowly through neighborhoods and keep a look out for children.
What are your best Halloween Safety Tips? Share with us in comments!