The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information each year to ensure your children have a safe and healthy Halloween. Know how to reduce your child’s risk of a pedestrian injury – the most common injury to children on Halloween with these tips below.
- Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
- Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
- Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
- Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
- If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
- Never cut across yards or use alleys.
- Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways.
- Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will.
For more safety tips this Halloween, visit AAP Halloween Safety Tips.