Halloween is a fun holiday for the whole family. As parents with your little ghosts, goblins or super heroes, a safe holiday is the best kind of holiday to have.
Safety for the Neighborhood Walk:
- Use Cross Walks don’t cut corners.
- Seems simple but you can forget on nights like this. Look right an d left, then look again.
- Have the kids watch for car back or turning, no darting or walkign between parked cars.
- Always use sidewalks when able, if not, walk facing traffic ad far out of the way as possible.
- All kids under 12 should have adult supervision while trick or treating. If old enough to go without supervision, make sure they stick to familiar and well-lit areas.
Wow with the creativity, cuteness and safety of the costume:
- Decorate costumes and candy bags with reflective tape if possible.
- Face Paints or makeup can be preferable to masks, as masks can obscure vision.
- Make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
- Have kids carry glow sticks and flash lights to be seen by drivers.
Watch Out Drivers:
- Drive without distractions so you can be extra careful and full alert to any kids crossing.
- Popular trick or treat hours are between 5:30-9:30pm so be especially careful during this time.
- Slow down and take extra time at intersections, medians and curbs.
- Turn your headlights on sooner to see from greater distances for extra pedestrian traffic.