Halloween is one of the most exciting times of the year to be a kid for a lot of reasons: dressing up, scary movies, and — of course — trick-or-treat. As we get closer to trick-or-treat time, keep these vital safety tips for kids in mind.
Driving on Halloween: While the Buick and GMC vehicles you purchase from Michell come with industry-leading safety features, trick-or-treat poses additional safety risks you must consider. Always take it slow and keep a watchful eye out for children at intersections, driveways, and even in the road.
Costume Safety: When planning your child’s costume, consider reflective or bright items to help drivers easily see your trick-or-treater. If your son or daughter has a dark costume in mind, have him or her bring a glow stick or flashlight to remain visible.
Pedestrian Pro-Tips: Have a conversation with your children before beggar’s night to discuss pedestrian safety. Make sure kids know the basics: look both ways before crossing, stay on the sidewalk, and be wary of cars. Importantly, children should know to put the cell phones and other gadgets away to avoid distractions.
Of course, the best way to ensure your child is safe during trick-or-treat is to provide adult supervision. No child under 12 should trick-or-treat alone, and older children should stay in groups.
Your friends at Mitchell Buick GMC wish your family a happy — and safe — Halloween.