Oct 29, 2013 4:09 PM by Faye DeHoff
TUCSON - A message from Northwest Fire District-Be Seen On Halloween!
Trick-or-treating can be a great time for kids, but it can also be a very dangerous time with the hazards of roadways and the dark. According to AAA, Halloween is the deadliest night of the year for pedestrians. The number of traffic fatalities across the country involving child pedestrians increases 4.5 times the average once the sun goes down on Halloween night.
Northwest Fire District offers the following safety tips for parents to ensure their children will remain safe and enjoy the Halloween trick-or-treating night:
· Always stay in a group and never trick-or-treat alone. Adults should always accompany children
· Attach reflective tape or reflective lights to costumes/bags to help drivers see kids
· Always have flashlights with adults to help you see others and allow cars to see you
· Never run or dart across the road. Cross at intersections and always look both ways before you cross
· Stay on sidewalks and driveways, never cross through yards (trip hazards)
· Make sure costumes fit well and a child can see clearly from any mask they may be wearing
· Wear comfortable shoes
· Never enter a stranger's home