TAKE THE SCARY OUT OF HALLOWEEN Safety Tips and Free Happy VISION CARDS from Joyce Schwarz, bestseling author and the Vision Board Institute
For many people Halloween is anything but happy.
Linkagoal’s Fear Factor Index, which was done in partnership with market research firm YouGov,found that just under one-third of those surveyed said they were afraid of horror movies (32 percent) and another 10 percent of people are afraid of clowns coulrophobia add those people who suffer from Samhainophobia, the fear of Halloween and that adds up to more than 1/2 of the population.
ZOMBIES ON THE DOORSTEP:
Halloween puts the scariest characters including Zombies, Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lector copycats right on your front steps and around every corner.
Almost 1/3 of the population is afraid of Horror Movies according to researchers. Another 10 percent fear clowns and even fear of Hallowee itself is called: Samhainophobia.
FEAR OF HALLOWEEN: Halloween is a dark celebration with Pagan roots. For some, it represents a mockery of Christian values.Those who suffer from Samhainophobia see no playfulness or joy in Halloween. They are frightened by the costumes, by the loud sounds of firecrackers and excited voices, and by the sense of wildness and otherworldliness that the night seems to conjure forth, according to the online site "Fearofstuff.com"
DEADLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR
But did you know that Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for children vs auto fatalities --look at this chart:
- Halloween Was Deadliest Day of the Year for Child Pedestrian Accidents
One hundred and fifteen child pedestrian fatalities occurred on Halloween over the 21 years of our analysis. That is an average of 5.5 fatalities each year on October 31, which is more than double the average number of 2.6 fatalities for other days.
- The “Deadliest Hour”
Nearly one-fourth (26 out of 115) of accidents occurred from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Over 60% of the accidents occurred in the 4-hour period from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
- Middle of the Block Most Hazardous
Over 70% of the accidents occurred away from an intersection or crosswalk.
- Ages Most at Risk on Halloween
Most of the fatalities occurred with children ages 12-15 (32% of all child fatalities), followed by children ages 5-8 (23%).
- Drivers Who Posed the Greatest Risk
Young drivers ages 15-25 accounted for nearly one-third of all fatal accidents involving child pedestrians on Halloween.
- Drivers Who Posed the Lowest Risk
Drivers ages 36-40 and 61-65 were involved in the fewest child pedestrian fatalities on Halloween. Together, these age groups accounted for nine child pedestrian fatalities (8%) in the 21 years of the study.PP
PLUS there are other dangers on Halloween too:
VISIONING A SAFE HALLOWEEN:Here's a video courtesy of www.visionboardinstitute.com --the Vision Board Institute,that envisions a safe Halloween that may be helpful. click here or watch below:
WALK SAFETY TIPS: from safekids.org include:
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
FREE HALLOWEEN VISION CARDZ(tm)
Joyce Schwarz from the Vision Board Institute, www.visionboardinstitute.com has created 31 different Halloween Vision Cardz(tm) to exchange this weekend instead of candy and other tricks or treats.
SAMPLE HALLOWEEN VISION CARDZ(TM)
To see the cards go to:Pinterest Hallowen Vision Cardz (TM)
To get your copy of the downloadable PDF with the printable cards please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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