Halloween is fun for all, whether you’re passing out candy or taking the kids trick-or-treating in their costumes. However, it’s crucial to take extra steps preparing to keep everyone involved as safe as possible. Here are some Halloween safety tips for when you and your kids are out and about on the evening of October 31st.
Practice Walking Safely
Keep your eyes on the sidewalk and not on your phone, make use of crosswalks where possible, only cross at street corners, and walk on designated paths or sidewalks. Stepping into the road causes a driving hazard and could endanger your life.
Have a Safe Costume
Make sure kids’ costumes fit correctly and are of a proper length so that they don’t trip. If the costume is black or otherwise dark in color, consider giving them glowsticks or putting reflective tape on them.
Supervision is Important
Kids should have an adult with them at all times if they are 12 or under.
For Adults: Drive Cautiously
If you have to be driving on Halloween, keep an eye out for children and drive slowly and defensively. Be careful when entering or exiting driveways.
Following these Halloween safety tips ensures you and your kids will be safe and happy while trick or treating, which will make your evening more fun and less scary – even on the scariest night of the year!