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  • Air Pros Handing Out Glow Sticks for Halloween to Help Keep Kids Safe

    Published on October 27, 2019

    Ft. Lauderdale, FL:Trick or treating is a great memory for both parents and kids.  Air Pros Residential and Commercial Air Conditioning Services (Air Pros) wants to make sure it stays that way.

    Understanding the inherent risk of kids in costume running around after dark while drivers are also easily distracted by all the activity, Air Pros will be handing out free glow sticks for children to wear over their Halloween costumes. The idea is to provide an extra piece of visibility for drivers.

    “Excited kids darting from home to home while drivers are distracted by all that’s happening around them is a dangerous combination, so Air Pros wanted to do our part to help keep our community safe by giving away free glow sticks,” said Anthony Perera, Founder of Air Pros. “The glow sticks provide extra visibility for drivers, and they’re also loved by kids so it’s the perfect safety enhancement that everyone can appreciate.”

    Starting on Saturday, October 26, Air Pros technicians will be carrying glow sticks in their vehicles the week of Halloween and parents can come and ask for one for each of their children to use on Halloween night.  Air Pros offices will also have glow sticks available.  On Halloween night, some Air Pros staff will also place their Air Pros wrapped truck in the neighborhood and will be handing out glow sticks to kids and parents.

    Additional Halloween Safety Tips:

    1. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
    2. Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
    3. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
    4. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
    5. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
    6. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

    Source: Safekids.org