FedEx & SafeKids – Halloween Safety Tips and Gift Bag Giveaway – ONLY 3.5 HOURS LONG!!!!
Halloween is just around the corner and is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for kids. SafeKids recently discovered some scary statistics with a first-of-its-kind study on Halloween safety. Did you know that only 1/3 of parents talk to their kids about Halloween during the year, but that 3/4 report having Halloween safety fears? Did you also know that 12% of children ages five years and younger are permitted to trick-or-treat alone? Studies also showed that, on average, twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year. To make this a fun AND safer holiday, FedEx has once again teamed up with SafeKids to provide helpful safety tips for trick-or-treaters this year!
- Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, choose light colored costumes that fit properly and avoid carrying sticks, swords, or other sharp objects.
- Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them. Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is faded, torn, or unwrapped.
What Drivers Need to Know:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on early in the day so you can spot children from greater distances.
- Remember that costumes can limit children’s visibility and they may not be able to see your vehicle.
- Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
3 lucky readers on The Mommy-Files will each win 3 Halloween Safety Gift Bags filled with the following goodies:
- A reflective trick-or-treat bag
- Mini aluminum flashlight with strap
- Battery operated blinking flasher
- Reflective Safe Kids zipper pull tag
- Reflective yellow slap bracelet
- Reflective pumpkin sticker
- Reflective orange shoe laces OR green reflector strips for shoes or costumes
- Safety tip sheet for kids and drivers
– Tell me in a comment what you do to make trick-or-treating safe for our family.
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– Contest will close at 11:30 a.m. PST on Friday, October 28th, 2011! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.
I received Halloween Safety Bags from FedEx Corporation and SafeKids USA to facilitate my review for this campaign. The giveaway was sponsored by FedEx Corporation and SafeKids USA. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.
Flashlights and staying with the group, so it’s easier to see everyone.
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I personally like to take the kids to all the community events or local school fall festivals, so when Halloween rolls around I explain we should just trick a treat around the block and then just stay home to pass out candy.
we make sure the kids wear reflective equipment and are safe…
We use flashlights and go to only people we know.
We make sure we stay in areas we know are safe and well lit!
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We only go trick or treating at the mall.
My husband and I go with our kids (they are 4 and 7), we all wear glow bracelets, and we sort through the goodies together when we get home.
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My kids wear those flahing glow necklaces and we try to start trick or treating before it’s completely dark.
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My daughter is still little so we like to go early before it gets dark.
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We make trick-or-treating safe for our family with bright colors and careful street crossings
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We always stay together.
We walk in a group.
We have a flashlight and then the little kids must also have a string attached to them so that they do not run off.
We go in a group and only to the neighbors we know! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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cool giveaway. hope I’m doing this right this time:)
My kids tote glow sticks!
we make it safe by having a flashlight or something that glows an we never ,ever let the kids go alone,they have to have a responsible adult or they dont go
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Stick to neighbors you know or join in at a community festival.
We wear those glow sticks
Lots of flashlights and in groups
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we all stay together and have flashing lights on us 🙂
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we use glow sticks so they are more visible
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