From carving jack-o’-lanterns to trick-or-treating, Halloween can be a fun night for kids of any age. To help ensure your evening is full of planned scares and frights, here are some road safety tips for you and your kids to consider.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Halloween night can be a dangerous night for pedestrians. Consider following these tips from Safe Kids Worldwide before your kids head out for some candy:
Helping ensure safety on Halloween isn’t entirely up to the kids doing the trick-or-treating. If you’re going to be out on the road on Halloween night, keep your eyes peeled and be alert for kids who may be excited about the holiday and out later than usual. Consider slowing your driving down, especially when making your way through suburban neighborhoods. Never assume that a child in a costume can see you. Make sure to also eliminate any distractions while driving so you can better focus on the road, adds the NHTSA.
Being cautious and following these road safety tips may help everyone enjoy the spooky festivities of this ghoulish night. Happy Halloween!
Originally published on October 21, 2011.