Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween safety tipsHalloween is always a fun holiday but it is also one that comes with its fair share of accidents. Here are a few Halloween safety tips for the weekend.

  • Travel in groups and stay within sight of your group at all times.
  • Never enter a home or a car alone.
  • Carry a flashlight, glow sticks or have a reflective costume.
  • Consider using reflective tape on costumes.
  • Make sure costumes do not drag the ground and cause tripping.
  • Parents, if your kids head out without you, be sure to know the route they are taking and have a set time they are to check in or return home.
  • Do not eat candy that has been unwrapped.
  • Parents, inspect all candy buckets before allowing children to eat any candy and dispose of any spoiled, or suspicious items.
  • Have a contact name and number in your young child’s possession (or pinned on their costume) in the even they get separated or lost.
  • Ration the loot over the next few days. Consider donating excess candy to a charity.
  • Use a designated crosswalk when crossing the street, especially after dark.
  • Avoid alleyways and walking through yards.
  • Watch for cars as drivers may not be able to see you.

Have a wonderfully fun and safe holiday!