Keeping Safe This Halloween
As you tie on Superman’s cape or put the finishing touches on Frankenstein’s face paint this weekend, keep these five safety tips in mind:
- Put your electronic devices down. With the streets and sidewalks crowded with ghosts and ghouls on Halloween night, try to keep your head up and stay alert.
- Double check those costumes. Make sure your child’s costume fits. Capes and dresses that are too long can cause children to trip and get hurt. Also, try to use face paint instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Check your lighting. Turn on exterior lights to welcome trick or treaters. But, make sure those Jack-o-Lanterns are lit with LED or electric candles as real candles are a fire hazard.
- Drive safely. Take time to look out for trick or treaters at intersections or on curbs. Drivers may have a hard time seeing what creatures cross their path, so drive slowly.
- Trick or Treat Early Many local police agencies are recommending families trick or treat from 6-8 p.m. this year, so they can more effectively patrol neighborhoods. If trick or treating at night, bring a flashlight to see what lurks in the dark.
Have a Happy Halloween!