Tricks and Treats to Keep Your Neighborhood Safe This Halloween
Halloween and the tradition of trick-or-treating with children is a perfect time to introduce yourself to a neighbor if they stop by your house with their kids (or vice versa). In a recent Neighbors survey by Harris Poll and State Farm®, one in three Millennials reported they wish they were more connected to their neighbors. But it can also be a scary night for pedestrians and drivers trying to navigate through neighborhoods, especially in the dark. While the following tips are helpful on any day, State Farm encourages drivers to be especially alert on Halloween and designated times in the community when trick-or-treat is taking place. We’ve also teamed up with @SafeKidsWorldwide to help protect kids on the move. Make sure your kids can be seen on Halloween. Check out this video for fun ways to glow: http://bit.ly/2eaxMOF
Traveling with the Treatsters (Pedestrian Safety) Watch out for kids scrambling for sugar fixes! While the following tips are helpful on any day, State Farm encourages drivers to be especially alert on Halloween. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, on average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween as on any other day of the year.
- Accompany young children, and hold hands when crossing streets.
- Use crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again before crossing.
- Use a flashlight at night. Reflective tape or bright colors can help children be seen.
- Use sidewalks. If you must walk on the street, keep to the far left, facing traffic.
- Use face paint instead of a mask, which can obstruct vision.
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