Street Smarts: Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up; teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars. Always Trick or Treat with an Adult. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Costumes: Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors to wear. Use face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Have kids carry glow sticks and/or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Drive Extra Safe on Halloween: Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
The Antonis family wishes you a FUN and SAFE Halloween!!!