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!