Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids. It can also be one of the scariest for parents and appropriately so. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 6,100 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 medically consulted nonfatal injuries occurred among pedestrians in motor vehicle incidents in 2013.
Here are 10 safety tips to ensure you have your safest Halloween yet. Be sure to discuss them with your kids too!
- Do not eat unopened or unwrapped candy/food
- Plan and approve your route in advance
- Always travel in groups and stay together
- Only walk down well-lit streets
- If you notice something suspicious, report it
- Do not enter any one’s house you do not know; Do not leave with any one you don’t know
- Plan a specific time and location to meet just in case your group gets separated
- Always walk on sidewalks or designated paths
- Drivers should slow down and give the pedestrians right of way
- Follow basic traffic laws and always look both ways before crossing the street