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September 26, 2023

Halloween is known as one of the most dangerous nights of the year. With the use of Midland's walkie talkies, families can take extra caution by making sure communication is easy and consistent. 

Learn more about how walkie talkies could play a role in making safety a priority this Halloween. 

HALLOWEEN CAN BE DANGEROUS

According to Protect America, Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children between the ages of one and 18.

That is mostly because of pedestrian incidents, drunk driving accidents, slip and fall accidents, and burn injuries. Children are twice as likely to be killed in an accident involving a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other night of the year.

With more people on the road and walking about, crosswalks and intersections are extremely dangerous.

65% of parents forget to go over safety tips with their children. To make sure your kids are safe, we've put together some safety tips for you to communicate to them.

 

SAFETY TIPS

Crossing the street

Pedestrian incidents are the most dangerous when it comes to Halloween. When you're talking to your kids about trick-or-treating safety, crossing the street properly should be a priority. Communication is key.

Make sure your children know to the cross the street at corners. They should always look left and right before crossing. Children should continue to look as they make their way across the street.

Kids are all about their devices these days- tablets, cellphones, etc. When it comes to trick-or-treating, make sure their devices are down when they're crossing the street. This ensures they're not distracted and can look both ways before crossing.

You should also talk to your kids about walking, not running when crossing the street. Not darting out in the road, gives drivers the time to react and see your child, preventing an unnecessary incident. You can also teach your kids not to cross the street between cars, giving drivers the ability to see your child making their way into the road.

When trick-or-treating, always walk on the sidewalk or paths. If you can't, make sure you're walking on the left side of the road so you can see oncoming traffic, and they can see you.

Costumes

Dressing up is the best part of Halloween. While we might not realize it, costumes can directly impact safety. 82% of parents fail to include any visibility aids on their kids' costumes.

If possible, decorate your kids' costumes and candy bags with reflective tape and/or stickers.

An ill-fitting costume could cause your kid to trip and fall so make sure they have the right size.

Costume masks can obstruct your child's vision if it doesn't fit properly. When you can, use face paint and makeup instead.

Give your kids glow sticks or flashlights to help them see when it gets dark.

Communication

Communication and safety go hand in hand.

A lot of parents let their kids go trick-or-treating without them once they reach a certain age. However, being able to communicate with them is important to their safety.

Use a set of Midland's walkie talkies to make communication seamless and efficient. They're easy to use so kids and their friends will be able to figure them out. You don't have to worry about a lack of cell service or cell towers getting overwhelmed because handheld radios are reliable in any element. Communication has never been easier.

Several of Midland's walkie talkies come in three packs. That way you can divide up the communication devices in the way that works best for the family.

MIDLAND RADIO WALKIE TALKIES FOR HALLOWEEN 

Make communication part of your safety plan this Halloween by grabbing your family walkie talkies.  

Shop Midland's favorite family-friendly walkie talkies., sure to keep you connected this Halloween.

T10X3M MULTI-COLOR PACK X-TALKER® TWO-WAY RADIO

This three pack of colorful walkie talkies is perfect for the whole family.

In three fun colors, the T10X3M walkie talkies are easy to use so they're easy to hand out to the kids before they head out for trick or treating. 

Because of the walkie talkies' clear reception and clear transmission, you can be sure the whole family can reach each other with instant, push to talk communication. 

The T10X3M also comes packed with NOAA Weather Alert Technology. The walkie talkies will sound an alarm when there is a risk of severe weather is headed their way. This information comes straight from the National Weather Service. With this technology, safety can be even more of a priority as you'll know when to head home. 

X-TALKER T51VP3 WALKIE TALKIE

Keep connected this Halloween with Midland's T51s. 

Grab these walkie talkies that have impressive range as you split up this Halloween. With clear reception and clear transmission, you'll be able to easily reach your kids with just the push of a button.

With Midland's legendary Weather Alert technology, everyone will get the latest information straight from the National Weather Service. If severe weather is headed your way, you'll know it's time to get you and your family inside...another extra layer of safety. 

In orange, these walkie talkies are perfectly themed for Halloween. Super easy to use, add in the rechargeable battery packs, and hand out to the family before splitting up. 

SCARY SAFE SALE

Shop Midland Radio's Scary Safe Sale on October 5.

Purchase the T10X3M walkie talkies, get a free set of batteries, plus free shipping.

Use code SCARY at checkout.


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