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FedEx Urges Kids’ Safety on Halloween

FedEx Corp. is delivering more than packages this Halloween.

Twice as many kids are killed while walking on Oct. 31 compared to other days of the year.

In 1999, Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx created the Safe Kids Walk This Way program to teach safe behaviors to motorists and child pedestrians and create safer, more walkable communities.

Every day, more than 75,000 FedEx vehicles are on the road, sharing the streets with pedestrians.

Among the top safety tips that Safe Kids USA and FedEx recommends for drivers include slowing down in residential neighborhoods and school zones, remembering that popular trick-or-treating hours typicaling occur during 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Also, be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

For more tips on how to help kids become safer pedestrians on Halloween, as well as throughout the year, visit www.safekids.org.

Dansette

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