GOOD MORNING ALL!! While Halloween is a holiday that is mostly for the candy & kiddies. We appreciate our customers and their families, especially their safety so we wanted to share some tips to keep in mind for the SAFETY of our little critters, no matter how big or small they may be. On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
TOP TIPS FOR THE TRICK or TREATERS:
1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision. 🧛♂️🤖👹👻 2. Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 🔦🔦 3. Teach them how to safely cross streets. They should look both ways and cross only at corners and crosswalks.😳👀🚦🛣️🛑🚸 4. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups 👍. 5. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours. 👀🕠🕤 6. When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.🤓👍👍
HALLOWEEN DRIVER SAFETY TIPS:
1. Drive slowly, and don't pass stopped vehicles. The driver might be dropping off children.👀🛑🚸😳🏃♂️🏃♀️🚗
2. Park your mobile phone. Avoid distractions by waiting until you've stopped to call, text, or surf. 🛑👀📱📞
3. Watch for children darting into the street. Kids can cross the street anywhere, and most young pedestrian deaths happen at spots other than intersections. 👀👀🏃♀️🏃♂️🚸
4. Yield to young pedestrians. Children might not stop, either because they don't see your vehicle approaching or don't know how to safely cross the street. 👀🛑🚨🚶♀️🚶♂️
5. Communicate with other drivers. Always use your turn signals. And if you have to pull over to drop off or pick up your kids, turn on your hazard lights.