NHTSA on reflective Halloween bags, stickers and costumes

By Daniel Chubb - Oct 30, 2014

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has the job of USA automotive safety and keeping up with tradition for this time of year, NHTSA just issued a statement on reflective Halloween bags, stickers and costumes. The aim is to make drivers aware of safety during Halloween, and to help parents take precautions to keep kids safe.

Within the safety advisory statement, NHTSA talk about celebrating Halloween as Daylight Saving Time ends for fall 2014. The Halloween safety tips are directed at motorists and pedestrians, but are not limited to just the scariest night of the year and also guide people during darker nights of winter.

We have included a screenshot above detailing the tips for motorists first and then followed by those for pedestrians. When it comes to the latter, there’s plenty of ways parents can help protect their kids like using reflective tape on costumes, or by giving flashlights and glow sticks to kids. These simple tips can really help keep your children safe at night.

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Other simple measures include masks that don’t obstruct a child’s vision, making sure kids under 12 have adult supervision, and bright colored face paint. Read the full safety notice here. The official tweet from NHTSA can be seen below.

How will you be making sure your kids stay safe during Halloween? Will you be using reflective stickers, Halloween bags, and costumes?

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