Safe Kids and FedEx Halloween Safety Tips & A GIVEAWAY (5 GOODY BAGS)

Yesterday I wrote about FedEx and Safe Kids working together to ensure that our kids are safe and protected while trick or treating on Halloween. Now for more information and a GIVEAWAY.











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

Thanks to Safe Kids & Fed Ex my readers have the opportunity to win Trick Or Treating bags like the photo above.


Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was received to host this giveaway. I will be receiving my own bags.

5 comments:

lana simanovicki said...

Put reflective tape on costume

amy linderman said...

On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. amy guillaume linderman (amy linderman)

crystal mccord said...

Carry glow sticks at night.

Ken Ohl said...

the the reflective tape on the kids costumes great idea. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Jessica Eluskie said...

On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year -

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