Remind your child of everyday safety tips like looking left, right, and left again before crossing the street, continuing to look as he/she crosses, and waiting for you at street corners before proceeding.

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Pamby Motors wishes all of you a happy and SAFE Halloween!

Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Halloween is just a few days away and it looks like it's going to be a great one! The Jack-O-Lanterns are out. The costumes are ready and the candy has been bought. Fairfield County is ready for the trick-or-treating! Bring on the Frozen Elsas and Luke Skywalkers. Let's see those mummies, princesses and skeletons! We can't wait to see all the kids in costumes, but before they head out the door, there are a few dangers we want children to avoid.

Make Sure Cars See You

Sure, we don't want kids to get a stomach ache from eating too much candy, but what Pamby Motors is really worried about is making sure children are visible to cars while they're out. The following are some easy tips for ensuring kids' safety:

  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
  • Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
  • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • Tell your child to go only to homes with outside lights on.
  • Kids 12 and under, should be accompanied by an adult and clothing should be labeled with your name, address, and phone number in case you get separated.