On Halloween, everyone enjoys a good scare, but not when it comes to your or your child’s safety. The safety tips below are not difficult to follow and can help ensure that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!
Halloween is a night with increased pedestrian traffic. It is critical to ensure that everyone walks safely and abides by the regulations of the road. Avoiding pedestrian accidents is as simple as using well-lit sidewalks whenever possible. Always cross the street in a crosswalk and look both ways for incoming cars. Trick or treaters should move from home to house and avoid walking in front of moving vehicles to ensure they are always visible. To guarantee their safety, children should always walk alongside an adult.
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Costumes are one of the most enjoyable aspects about Halloween! They’re enjoyable and inventive, but they may also be dangerous at times. Ascertain that your children (and adults!) can see well and walk normally. Peripheral vision is critical. This will help prevent harm from sliding or tripping and falling, which is particularly dangerous when crossing the street. Children should wear reflective tape, glow sticks, or bright colors to boost their chances of being seen.
Driving alertly is ALWAYS critical when behind the wheel. Children may be unpredictable, especially around the Halloween season. Drivers should exercise additional caution in residential areas, keeping an eye out for children and maintaining a moderate pace. Ensure that your headlights are turned on to maximize visibility. Most crucial, eliminate any distractions. With so many children in the streets, inattentive driving is quite risky.
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Tricks For Treats
Halloween is just as enjoyable for our four-legged companions! If your pet will be trick or treating alongside the family, ensure that he or she is always on a leash. With children’s unpredictable behavior paired with a variety of costumes, pets may feel more anxious and protective. It is important to either warn others or leave your pet at home if your pet is likely to act violently. At home, securing your pet while trick-or-treaters arrive is a safe approach to avoid accidents.