With Halloween just around the corner, the neighborhoods will soon be full of ghosts and goblins. Here a few tips to help ensure everyone has a great evening:
Tips for Parents:
- Inspect all treats gathered by your trick-or-treater for choking hazards.
- Choose brightly colored costumes and put reflective tape on the front and back of your trick-or-treater.
- Make sure all costumes are marked as flame-resistant.
- Skip the masks as they make it difficult to see.
- Limit props such as swords or knives that may pose safety hazards.
- Remind trick-or-treaters to only cross at corners and marked cross walks and to always look both ways before crossing a road.
Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:
- Travel in groups, accompanied by an adult.
- Only go to well-lit houses and stay on the stoop or porch, never enter a home.
- Carry a flashlight.
- Look both ways before crossing a road and be sure to only do so at corners or marked crosswalks.
Tips for Drivers:
- SLOW DOWN and be prepared to stop – especially when driving through neighborhoods.
- Stay off the roads if possible.
- Do not pass vehicles stopped in the roadway, children may be getting in or out and may dart out into the road.
- If you are dropping off a trick-or-treater, pull off the road and turn on your hazard lights.
And, finally, have a happy Halloween!