Don’t cross the street anywhere but only at corners, using pedestrians lane and traffic signals.
Be alert in all directions, look right, left and right again when crossing and keep looking while you cross.
Keep gadgets down and heads up and straight and slowly walk, never run, while crossing the street.
Instruct the kids to build eye contact with drivers prior to crossing ahead of them.
Be alert, keep an eye for those cars that are backing up and turning. Warn the kids never to cross between parked cars and a big No No in darting out.
Trick or Treat With an Adult
1. Kids below 12 years old are not permitted to go alone at night without an accompanying adult. If in case kids are mature enough to go out without any adult, they must be limited only to usual areas that are well lighted and trick-or-treat in groups.
Be innovative but safe in the costumes
1. Dress up costumes and bags with a reflective stickers or tape, and prefer light colors.
2. Prefer a face paint and makeup over masks which might impede a kid’s vision.
3. Let the kids bring with them some flashlights or glow sticks so they can see and be seen.
4. Costumes must have a perfect fit to avoid falls and trips.
Be extra cautious when driving during Halloween
1. Slow down and have a keen eye in the residential areas. Kids are overly excited about Halloween and become careless, moving in unpredictable directions.
2. Spare some minutes to look and assist kids at the intersections, on medians or restriction areas.
3. Enter and exit the driveways and lanes slowly and cautiously
4. Drive slowly, except for huge pedestrian users and turn on headlights to visualize kids from far spots.
5. The usual hour kids go for trick-or-treats are around 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., be alert for kids within these hours.