Children around the country have been waiting to wear costumes and gather as many treats as possible on Halloween. PersonalInjury.com has safety tips for keeping your little ones safe during the holiday.
According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be killed by a car while walking on Halloween night than any other time of the year. These sobering statistics could be changed by following safety tips.
- Children under 12 should always go trick-or-treating with an adult. Parents or guardians may decide to accompany those under 12 who might not have the maturity to understand traffic rules and the importance of sticking with their group at all times.
- Children and adults should use flashlights, glow sticks and reflective treat-bags
- Stay on the sidewalk and off the road
- Instruct children to trick-or-treat on one side of the road at a time.
- Give children costumes that do not obstruct their view. Masks can restrict your child’s view of the road.
In addition, take special care to look out for children and adults as you drive on Halloween night. Keep in mind that some may celebrate Halloween the weekend before or after the holiday.
To learn more safety tips, read the full article here.
Advocate Capital wishes all of our friends and their families a safe holiday.
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