Halloween Safety Tips from Fed Ex + Giveaway

Fed Ex and Safe Kids have teamed up again this year to provide Halloween safety tips for both parents and drivers. As you’re out having fun scoring candy this Halloween, please remember these great safety tips to follow:

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.

 

Safe Kids and FedEx volunteers are providing kids with reflective materials to promote visibility as well as important safety information for children, parents, and drivers. We have the opportunity for  5 Bronxmama readers to win a safe trick-or-treat bag that will have some cool tools to help kids be seen, such as a flashlight and reflective tags and stickers that kids can add to their costumes, as well as a safety tip sheet. The bags themselves are reflective and perfect for collecting goodies!

To Enter: Leave a comment below about ways in which you ensure safety on Halloween with your children. 5 random winners will be chosen.


 

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, visit www.safekids.org and visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/safekidsusa.

 

7 Comments


  1. I won this giveaway last yr and let me say we use reflective tags on 4th july. They’re great to have and reusable for other events at night. I’ll love to win another set again this yr. Treat bag was a one day but it got the job done on Halloween. Great job bronxmama getting this giveaway again.

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  2. I try to trick or treat during daylight hours and in neighbor’s houses.

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  3. I would love to win this giveaway I have 5little tricker treaters.

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  4. I would love to win this. My little guy is learning to become independent and I am trying to get him to walk on his own. This would be great not just for Halloween but for everyday use as well.

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  5. I keep my kids safe by being with them at all times. No on else takes them trick or treating but me and my hubby. Parents are the ultimate protectors!!

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  6. I would love to win free stuff

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  7. I always take my kids to a neighborhood with side walks and well lit roads and they are never alone. I can’t believe that 12% of kids under 5 go by themselves. Where is that happening? My kids usually have a glow stick on too.

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