As the weather cools down and the leaves begin to fall, there is only one thing that young Chuggers have on their mind- Halloween! This year, according to a recent study by the National Retail Foundation, a record number of people will be celebrating the haunted holiday by passing out candy, trick-or-treating, attending Halloween parties, and more (a total of nearly 170 million people - or 7 out of 10 Americans).
With more people on the streets and sidewalks than ever before, it is important to teach your trainee proper traffic safety procedures to ensure that they stay safe and have fun this Halloween. As you know, Chuggington and NHTSA’s ‘Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!’ traffic safety campaign provides important traffic safety tips (including pedestrian safety tips for parents and children) which your family and your readers will find valuable this Halloween and beyond. Here are a few important pedestrian safety tips from the campaign to share with your readers (and your trainee!):
- Walk on the sidewalk
- If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic
- Use a crosswalk if you can to cross the street
- When crossing the street, look left-right-left for cars, and continue to keep looking for cars as you cross
In addition to Halloween, did you know that October is also International Walk to School Month? All the more reason to share these timely tips. Together we can make this Fall the spookiest, safest season yet!
* Disclosure: This post was written as part of the Chuggington Conductor campaign, which I am proud to be a part of! I was provided with some tools from Chuggington to help facilitate my review, but the post and all opinions in them are purely my own and my kiddo's.