If you’re a parent, no doubt your kids are driving you batty, giddily preparing for tomorrow night’s trick-or-treating. Outside of Christmas and birthdays, it’s probably the best day of the year for a child. Unfortunately, it’s also day kids are most likely to be seriously injured or even killed in a car vs. pedestrian accident, according to a recent study.
Many of us here at E3 Spark Plugs have children in our lives who we love, too. So, we want to make sure you know the risks. Among the study’s findings:
To help keep your young trick-or-treaters safe, encourage them to choose brightly colored costumes with no long, flowing pieces that could cause them to trip while crossing a street. Also, have them carry a flashlight, glow stick or glow-in-the-dark prop to assure oncoming drivers can see them. Placing reflective tape on portions of their costumes, props and candy carriers works, too. Skip masks or big, floppy hats that can block vision and choose properly fitting shoes. Most importantly, make doubly sure that your kids are accompanied by a responsible and trusted adult.
From all of us here at E3 Spark Plugs, have a happy and safe Halloween!