Halloween safety tips to avoid a scary night

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- Trick-or-treating is one of those time-honored traditions that kids and parents look forward to every year, but Halloween night can get scary without the proper precautions.

Know more about staying safe out on the town tonight.

According to Cars.com, Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for child pedestrians. An average of 5.5 fatalities happen on Oct. 31 every year, compared to 2.6 on most other days.

Research from State Farm Insurance says more than 60 percent of Halloween accidents happen from 5 to 9 p.m., prime trick-or-treating time.

So here are some tips from Cars.com before you head out tonight.

  • Applying reflective tape to your kids’ costumes can increase visibility to drivers.

  • Glow sticks are fun for kids to carry and will help them stay visible as the sun sets this evening.

  • Flashlights, of course, a good alternative, whether parents or kids are holding them. Make sure you have fresh batteries before heading out.

  • Check that your kids’ costumes fit them properly. Loose or hanging costumes are easy for kids to trip over, and make sure they can see well out of masks. In fact, you can opt for non-toxic face paint instead of a mask.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176579331