Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH): As kids get ready to take part in Halloween across the state, parents are reminded to talk to them about safety. Research has shown that kids are twice as likely to get hit by a car on Halloween night, compared to any other day of the year.

Here are some safety tips to ensure you and your family stay safe:

  • Always trick-or-treat with an adult until the age of 12
  • Only trick-or-treat in familiar areas that are well lit
  • When crossing a street, do so at corners using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Walk on sidewalks; if there are no sidewalks walk facing traffic
  • Never dart out into the street
  • Wear costumes that have reflective tape or stickers
  • Wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes to prevent falling
  • Carry a flashlight to make yourself more visible to drivers

Source: Safe Kids Worldwide

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