Posted: Oct 25, 2013 3:10 PMUpdated: Oct 25, 2013 3:10 PM
Halloween Safety Tips
While Halloween is just under a week away, some events are already celebrating the spooky night. In an effort to keep your children safe, AAA of Oklahoma has released tips for motorists, parents and trick-or-treaters to help keep you safe. As a driver, be more aware of children, not just on the street but on sidewalks and in yards and they could decide to cross the street suddenly. Also, slow down to give yourself more time to stop in case a child decides to dart into the street in front of you. As parents or guardians of trick or treaters, ensure that costumes are visible, you can even use reflective tape on an otherwise dark costume to ensure visibility at night. Remind children of safe pedestrian actions and traffic safety rules. As trick-or-treaters, be sure to cross streets only at corners and only after looking both ways. Use sidewalks to keep off the street, but if no sidewalk is available, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic. AAA also suggests that a flashlight should be placed in the treat bucket to make trick-or-treaters even more visible. Halloween is already scary, let's make it safer by following these simple tips. For more safety tips, click here.
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