Halloween Tips: Safety First!

By Arman, Communications Intern

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It’s that time of year again when 3 foot ghouls and goblins are roaming the streets at night looking for a treat rather than showing a trick.  Everyone loves Halloween especially the little ones. No matter how much we love this holiday, safety comes first. Here are great tips from the American Red Cross on how to be safe during Halloween:

  • You can start by crossing the street only at corners and using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Look left and right when crossing the road and make sure to walk, not run.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep your head up, this way you can see all the traffic coming along.
  • If you can, you should add reflective tape to your child’s outfit so they can be seen better at night.

As a driver, you should drive extra carefully on Halloween. Little firefighters, princesses and kings will be crossing the roads late at night. Some children may be very excited and move around rapidly:

  • Enter and exit all driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Look both ways before exiting and make sure your headlights are on.
  • Popular hours for kids to be out are 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm, so be extra careful around these times if you’re driving home from work and PUT THE PHONE DOWN. The texts and emails can wait 20 minutes.

The most important safety tip is to have kids trick-or-treat with an adult. If your kids are mature enough to be without an adult, they should stay in familiar areas that have a lot of light and should travel in groups.

Enjoy eating nothing but Milk Duds, Snickers and Milky-Way as well as watching the same horror movies from the 80’s and 90’s for the next couple of days. If you have any additional safety tips, feel free to let us know on our Facebook page!

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