posts tagged with Halloween

Lighten Up This Halloween

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, twice as many children are hit and killed walking on Halloween than any other day of the year. It’s also a problem that’s easy to fix, which is why Safe Kids and FedEx are teaming up this Halloween. This year, we want every child to be wearing something reflective or bright so they will be seen by drivers on Halloween. There are lots of ways to make it happen. Kids can carry a flashlight or glow stick, wear light-colored costumes or attach reflective wristbands or tape to their outfit.

#eCommerce changes the way we deliver for you @FedEx

raj-blog-image.png Meet Allison. Five years ago, when Allison wanted to buy a costume, she would drive to the mall, take a look at the options, and then buy one. Today, she doesn’t even have to leave the comforts of her couch. If she sees a costume she wants on TV, she pulls out her smartphone, compares reviews & prices, and orders it to be delivered to her house for her Halloween party – all within a commercial break of her favorite show.

E-commerce has truly changed the way we shop. Online sales are growing more than three times faster than traditional brick-and-mortar sales. Smartphones (like Allison’s) & tablets account for 11 percent of online transactions. By 2017, one out of every four online transactions will be done on a mobile device.

Every day, people are also changing how and when they want their packages delivered. They want convenience, simplicity, predictability and options when shopping online. Businesses have to adjust to fit this new demand.

You changed how you want it; we changed how we deliver it...

10 Tips for Improving Child Pedestrian Safety

Teens Walking at Crosswalk.jpg.jpeg At the beginning of most our lives, we share two fundamental desires: learning and movement. In fact, most babies take their first steps when they are less than a year, and are walking well by the time they are 14 or 15 months. Before you know it, kids are not just walking but running, jumping, skipping and you name it – any other physical gymnastics that most of us adults find exhausting just to look at!

As kids seem almost tireless at times, they can actually be quite vulnerable – particularly when they are outside near streets and traffic. Yes, they are full of energy, but they also sometimes lack judgment when it comes to walking or riding their bicycling safely.

That’s why through the Walk This Way program, FedEx and Safe Kids are promoting International Walk to School Day...

Frightening Facts Revealed in Halloween Safety Study

...We learned that an overwhelming majority of children (89%) participate in Halloween activities, and three quarters (73%) go trick-or-treating door-to-door.

One in three parents (31%) are afraid of a pedestrian injury involving their children on Halloween night. Parents appear to be getting the message that children are in excess danger of pedestrian injuries on Halloween. However, the responses of some parents to Halloween safety concerns may surprise you...

Keeping Those Young Ghosts and Goblins Safe

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The weather is finally starting to cool here in Memphis, and the decorations and pumpkins popping up in yards around the Mid-South are a telltale sign that Halloween festivities are here. As program advisor for the FedEx-sponsored Safe Kids Walk This Way program, I’ve been busy working with Safe Kids USA to educate parents and drivers on how to prepare for Halloween beyond the candy and cute costumes.