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Thursday, October 26, 2006
It's very important for your children to be visible to people on bikes and in cars on Halloween night. Fortunately, there are a good number of ways to make your children very visible at night.

First of all, letting your children carry a flashlight is a fantastic idea as well as look into putting some reflective strips on the backs of their costumes, so when their backs are to oncoming traffic, they can be clearly seen by motorists.

Another good idea is to use glow dots on the fronts and backs of their shoes. The movement of walking will reflect lights of oncoming cars and the movement will automatically draw the attention of the driver. This is a great way to ensure your kids are seen at night. Another great way to make your kids light up at night is to use arm or ankle bands made out of reflective material. Again the natural movement of your kids will draw attention to their presence as the light catches the reflective strips on their arms or legs. Motorists will be aware of your child being nearby.

Go over the safety basics with your kids and make sure they understand they are hard to see at night for motorists. Your children should understand they should never cross too closely in front of an oncoming car and they should never cross anywhere but at corners. Motorists won't be expecting a child to dart out in the middle of a street and the darkness of both the costume and the night can make children very hard to see.

You can ensure your child doesn't become a Halloween injury statistic by making sure your kids are easy to see. The simple use of reflective materials will ensure your kids are visible and have a great, safe Halloween.

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