Happy Halloween, here are some fun, yummy treats that the whole family will enjoy! As fun as Halloween can be, did you know that children are also twice as likely to be hit by a car? We have a few Halloween safety tips to help make the spookiest night of the year also the safest!
- All costumes, wigs, and accessories should be fire resistant.
- Be aware that masks can obstruct vision. Try face paint or makeup instead!
- Add reflective stickers or glow sticks to costumes to make sure children are visible. This especially important for all-black or darker colored costumes. You can also carry flashlights!
- Get the right side costume to avoid trips and falls while walking and climbing steps.
- Young children should always be accompanied by an adult. Older children going alone should have a set route and return time approved by their parents.
- Children should never enter a strangers house or car, even to collect candy.
- Make sure that everyone sticks to well-lit areas in a group with friends they know.
- Instruct your children to wait until they get home to consume any treats.
- Stay alert! Put cell phones away, keep your heads up, and don’t run across any streets or driveways.
Tips for Motorists
- Be aware of trick-or-treaters, especially in residential areas! Keep your speed low, put cell phones away, and stay alert!
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- As dusk approaches, watch for children in dark costumes that could be difficult to see.
- Discourage new, inexperienced, or nervous drivers from driving on Halloween.
Most importantly, have fun trick or treating! Also check out our blog post to learn a few tips to help make Halloween night a little easier for your pets! We hope that these tips can help make your family’s Halloween the safest yet!