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Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety

Halloween Safety:

Halloween is an exciting and fun-filled time of year for kids. Whether you have children of your own or are simply a community member or motorist during the evening festivities, here are some important safety tips for all:

Tips for Halloween Safety

  • Stay alert. Neighborhoods that don’t normally have a lot of pedestrians may experience an increase on Halloween night. Trick-or-treaters may suddenly dart into traffic from between parked cars.
  • Slow Down. Give children plenty of time to cross the street. Some costumes may impair their ability to see and hear you.
  • Popular trick-or-treat hours are generally 5:30-9:30 so be especially aware of children out during these hours. Check within your local communities for trick-or-treat events and times.
  • Park your mobile phone. Avoid distractions by waiting until you’ve stopped to call or text.
  • Tell children to say away from open flames including jack-o-lanterns with candles in them.
  • Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.
  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting or glow sticks as part of their costume.
  • Keep all decorations away from open flames and other heat sources like light bulbs and heaters. Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper can catch fire easily.

Source: National Safety Council-Halloween Safety

 

Be Safe. Be Seen this Halloween!

 

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