With Halloween quickly approaching, it is so important to have a safe and fun night. Here are a few safety tips to help you make the most of your night.
- Pedestrian safety: Pedestrian injuries are the most common type of injury on Halloween. To avoid these injuries, always remember to use crosswalks, put electronic devices down when walking, and to walk as far left on the sidewalk as possible.
- Costume safety: There are several ways to make sure that costumes can be safe and still creative. Carrying glow sticks, a flashlight, or wearing reflective tape or stickers will make you more visible to drivers after sundown. Using face paint or makeup, rather than masks that prevent obstructed views. Avoiding oversized costumes will prevent tripping and falling.
- Driver safety: Driving safely is just as important as walking safely. Trick or treating is very common from 5:30 pm 9:30 pm, so it is very important to be especially alert for pedestrians during those times. Turning on your headlights earlier in the day will make pedestrians easier to spot. It is especially important to slow down and be extra cautious in residential areas.
- Trick-or-treating safety: Traveling in groups, choosing houses on well-lit streets, and inspecting candy all help ensure safe and fun trick or treating.
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