Halloween fun brings out the ghosts, goblins and princesses to the streets, but it’s also one of the most dangerous time of the year for children.
As families prepare to trick or treat, safety often takes a back seat. Dorothy Yoder, Coordinator of Safe Kids Tuscarawas County, says that during this time of year, kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car.
Yoder says parents should be proactive with children to ensure they have a safe time.
Older children often are out without parents, and younger ones often do not think about safety when they are excited about the holiday, but Yoder stresses that children must continue to follow basic safety rules.
Children are urged to wear reflective materials, or take glow sticks to be seen by motorists.
The free reflective slap bracelets are still available at the Tuscarawas County Health Department. For more information about keeping kids safe, go to www.SafeKids.org.