Trick or treating is fun for kids, but it can also be dangerous.
Kids are three times more likely to be killed in a pedestrian accident on Halloween than any other day of the year. Before you freak out, there are simple steps to take to avoid anything bad happening.
Here’s what the National Safety Council recommends:
- Stick to sidewalks and obey all signals. If there's no sidewalk, cling closely to the curb and walk against the flow of traffic.
- Avoid walking between parked cars.
- Pick a neighborhood with good lighting.
- Always put your phone down when crossing the street.
Advice for drivers includes:
- Absolutely no phone use.
- Be alert for kids in places they might normally be, including roads, medians or curbs.
- Move slowly into and out of driveways. Kids could be walking past without realizing you're there.
- Make eye contact with pedestrians who are crossing the street.
- Prevent young drivers from hitting the road.
Source: USA Today