On Halloween, twice as many kids are hit and killed while walking than on any other day of the year. The sugar rush, yard-to-yard running and sense of community make it easier for a “rules no longer apply” mentality when trick-or-treating--so it's important to take some precautions. Here are a few tips to instill the rule of safety first!

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  • Carry glow sticks or flashlights, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths, and if there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Cross the street at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks and make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up as you walk across the street.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up, and don’t cross between parked cars.
  • Make sure costumes aren’t too long so kids don’t trip on curbs or stairs. Masks can make visibility tough for kids, so choose face paint instead.
  • Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.


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This is not a sponsored post. Tips by FedEx has teamed and Safe Kids Worldwide. Find more safety tips from both organizations + here’s a video that encourages the use of glow sticks or reflective clothing.

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