Halloween Tips

Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also an important time to be extra vigilant for possible safety hazards so that your children have a fun and safe Halloween.  Some tips to make Halloween safe include:  Motorists ·     Watch for children darting out from between parked cars. ·     Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. ·     Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. ·     At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. Parents ·     Make sure that an adult supervises the children. ·     Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow.    ·     Instruct your children to stop only at houses that are well lit and to never enter a stranger’s home. ·     Establish a return time. ·     Tell your youngsters not to eat any treat until they return home. ·     Review all appropriate trick-or-treat safety precautions, including pedestrian/traffic safety rules. Accessories ·     Knives, swords and other accessories should be made form cardboard or flexible materials.  Do not allow children to carry sharp objects. ·     Bags or sacks carried by youngsters should be light-colored or trimmed with retro reflective tape if children are allowed out after dark. ·     Carrying flashlights will help children see better and be seen more clearly.  On the way

  • Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision.
  • Walk; do not run, from house to house. 
  • Walk on sidewalks, not in the street.
  • Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic if there are no sidewalks.

Treats ·     Give children an early meal before going out. ·     Insist that treats be brought home for inspection before anything is eaten. ·     Wash fruit and slice it into small pieces. ·     When in doubt, throw it out.

I hope this article has reminded you of some important safety tips for Halloween.  With some simple precautions, you can ensure that Halloween remains a safe and happy experience for the whole family.