Halloween Safety Tips + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
October 24, 2012
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Halloween is a little more than a week away, and kids all over the country will be sporting their costumes and going from door to door trick-or-treating.  While Halloween and trick-or-treating can be fun, it can also be dangerous.  Did you know that twice as many children are likely to be killed by vehicles on Halloween night than any other throughout the year?  That’s a lot of preventable deaths!

FedEx and Safe Kids have teamed up once again to keep kids safe on Halloween by educating children, their parents and even motorists about safe behaviors, sharing research that sheds light on the issue and giving out some safe “gear” to kids to help them to be seen on Halloween night.

Here are some Safety Tips that Safe Kids and FedEx recommend for parents and drivers to make sure everyone has a fun, safe night!

SUPER HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Top safety tips Safe Kids and FedEx recommend for parents:

  • Cross the street safely at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.  Walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Slow down and stay alert – watch out for cars that are turning or backing up and never dart out into the street or cross in between parked cars.
  • Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Masks can obstruct a child’s vision, so choose non-toxic face paint and make-up whenever possible instead. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as be seen by drivers.

Top safety tips Safe Kids and FedEx recommend for drivers:

  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods. Remember that popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car, such as talking on the phone or eating, so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

About Safe Kids Walk This Way

In 1999, Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx created the Safe Kids Walk This Way program in the United States to teach safe behaviors to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities through education, awareness, research and actual physical improvements to the spaces where child pedestrians are most at risk.  As part of the FedEx commitment to learning about the issues that impact road safety, advancing safe driving practices and improving safety conditions in the communities in which FedEx operates, the Walk This Way program has made significant progress in accelerating child pedestrian safety, particularly among younger children. Over the past 13 years, the Walk This Way program has expanded to include Brazil, Canada, China, India, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines where it has educated more than 4 million children.

For more tips on how to help kids become safer pedestrians on Halloween, as well as throughout the year, visitwww.safekids.org and visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/safekidsusa.

GIVEAWAY
2 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will win a Prize Pack full of Safe Kids Gear to Increase Kidz’ Viz!!!  Safe Kids and Fed Ex volunteers are providing kids with reflective materials to promote visibility as well as important safety information for children, parents, and drivers.  These kits include a flashlight, reflective tags and stickers that kids can add to their costumes, as well as a safety tip sheet.  The bags themselves are reflective and are perfect for collecting goodies.

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I received product samples from FedEx and Safe Kids to facilitate this review.  The giveaway was sponsored by FedEx and SafeKids.   All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

 

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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