Halloween Safety Tips for Parents, Drivers and Kids

ADS Security and a local retired police officer share tips to keep parents, drivers and kids safe while trick-or-treating this Halloween.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company headquartered here, has partnered with retired Metro Nashville Police Officer, Connie Tripp, to bring the public a list of Halloween Safety Tips for drivers, parents and kids.

It is especially important for kids to stay safe and drivers to be vigilant on Halloween. According to a Safe Kids USA report, children are 2x’s as likely to be hit and killed by a car on this day than any other day of the year.

Some tips for drivers include:

  • Drive with your vehicle lights on, even before dusk.  Day or night, driving with your lights on makes your vehicle more visible.
  • Check your side and rear view mirrors for children that may be in your blind spot.
  • Use your hazard lights when dropping off or picking up trick-or-treaters.

Tips for kids include:

  • Always carry a flashlight so you can see where you are walking.
  • Trick-or-treat in pairs or groups. Use the buddy system.
  • Be aware of yard ornaments and extension cords that could be tripping hazards.

Tips for parents include:

  • Put your kids in light-colored costumes so they are more visible to motorists.
  • If possible, accompany small children.
  • Make sure your child’s costume is safe. Does it fit properly? Is there anything they can trip on? Is the costume flame retardant? If your child is wearing a mask, can they see?

Be sure to check out ADS Security’s Halloween safety blog for the rest of Officer Tripp’s trick-or-treating tips.

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