How To Be Safe on Halloween

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Tonight’s the night streets will be filled with little ghosts and goblins on the hunt for candy. Not only is Halloween popular with kids, teens and adults enjoy this night just the same. Whatever your plans may be everyone, should be safe. Here are some tips to help!

Planning a trick-or-treat route for your little one’s is always best, this ensures you know where they are going. An adult should always accompany children as they make their way around the neighborhood going door to door. Make sure your little superhero can see-and been seen by others. Give them a flashlight to carry for super dark areas or put something reflective on their costume. Face paint is also a good alternative to wearing a mask.

Of course only houses with porch lights on should be visited, never go inside and be cautious of animals that may be out too. When you get home to sort through all of the goodies you’ve collected be sure to remove loose wrapped candy, any open packages or choking hazardous material.

Flame resistant costumes should be worn by both children and adults as a safety precaution. Walk only on sidewalks-not on the street. Look BOTH ways before crossing the street and only cross at corners. Don’t’ cut across yards, alleys, or in between cars in a parking lot. For those who’ll be behind the wheel tonight pay close attention at all times. Keep anything that may distract you (like your phone) in your purse or back seat until you reach your destination. More than twice as many children are killed in pedestrian-car accidents on Halloween between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., compared with the same hours on other days throughout the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

(2017, October 27) Have Fun, Be safe on Halloween. Retrieved from URL: http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Red-Cross-Offers-Tips-For-Safe-Halloween-Fun