Halloween Safety Tips

Saturday, October 26, 2019

According to safekids.org on average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

As such, the following steps are advised to make this holiday as safe as possible.

1. Plan your trick-or-treating route before you leave and show your children where youíll be going.

2. Younger children should always walk with an adult, older children should always walk in a group. Set a time for them to be home, or follow them at a safe, but not embarrassing distance.

3. Only visit homes that have a front porch light on.

4. Never go inside any home, remain on the front porch to receive your candy.

5. Teach your children to not get into vehicles or accept candy from strangers.

6. Wear non-toxic make up instead of a mask. If you wear a mask, make sure it fits well and your children can see clearly.

7. Costumes and shoes should fit to avoid trips and falls. Use reflective tape on costumes to be more visible at night.

8. Carry a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective tape to make it easier to be seen at night.

9. Walk in well-lit areas on sidewalks or pathways, not in the street. Cross only at crosswalks or intersections. Make sure you look both ways before crossing the street.

10. Pay attention when walking past driveways to make sure cars arenít pulling in or out.

11. Have an adult check all candies and treats before eating. Eat only factory wrapped candy, avoid homemade treats or candy from another country.

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