Safe Trick Or No Treat!

Halloween is approaching and safety is the main concern. There will be a large amount of children out in the streets and with many Trick Or Treat times being later in the evening, extra precaution is necessary. Here’s a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween, than on any other day of the year. In 2017, October ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,700. With that being said be sure to pay attention to your surroundings while having fun.

Here is a list of safety tips for Halloween:

  • Of Course Have A Blast! But First Continue Reading…….
  • Provide Adult Supervision
  • If Possible Use Sidewalks
  • Parents Having A Flashlight Is Helpful
  • Glow-In-The-Dark Items Help With Being Seen
  • If Your Older Children Are Going Alone, Plan And Review A Route Acceptable To You
  • Agree On A Specific Time Children Should Return Home
  • Teach Your Children Never To Enter A Stranger’s Home Or Car
  • If You Are Participating Leave Your Porch Light On If No Decor
  • If You Do Not Participate Turn Your Porch Light Off To Lessen Disturbances
  • If Pets Are Going Please Keep Them Restrained
  • In Case Of Emergency Make Sure Your Child Knows How To Contact You Or 9-1-1
  • While Driving Be Careful And Aware Of Your Surroundings
  • 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
  • Tell Your Children Not To Eat Any Treats Until They Return Home
  • & Be Sure To Do A Candy Check!

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