Six tips to stay safe on Halloween

Did you know that children are more than twice as likely to get hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year, according to the National Safety Council? Keep your little ones safe and happy this year by following these tips:

1. Be bright, be seen. Make sure costumes stand out in the dark with reflective tape, glow sticks or lights. All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.

2. Stick together. Sticking together in a group makes you more visible to drivers.

3. Plan with your children. Planning a route before leaving the house can keep you and your kids from wandering into unknown areas.

4. Heads up, phones down. Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.

5. Wait to eat your treats. Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home, so you can be sure it's safe to eat and avoid allergies.

6. Walk on the sidewalk and against traffic. Always stay on sidewalks when possible and walk on the side facing traffic. If a sidewalk is not available, stay on the furthest side away from traffic.

Halloween tips from HonorHealth

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