Halloween Safety Tips
Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year for children. The Lerners Personal Injury Group has put together some Halloween safety tips to help everyone have a safe and happy Halloween.
Costume Safety Tips
- Wear light or bright-coloured costumes to make it easier for drivers to see you. For extra safety, contemplate adding reflective tape to costumes to increase visibility.
- Consider using makeup instead of a mask, to ensure that your vision is not restricted.
- Make sure your costume fits well to avoid any slip or falls.
- Bring flashlights and/or glow sticks. Not only do they make awesome accessories, but they help to make sure you are visible to motorists.
Street Safety Tips
- Parents or guardians should talk with children and plan ahead of time the route that they will travel while out trick-or-treating
- Stay on sidewalks whenever possible. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left-hand side of the road facing traffic.
- Consider walking in groups – there is safety in numbers.
- Never enter anyone’s house and only accept treats at the front door.
- Do not visit houses that have their lights off or are not well-lit.
Treat Safety Tips
- Inform children not to eat any of the candy they collected, until a parent or guardian has had the opportunity to check them, ensuring that it is safe to eat.
- Do not eat homemade Halloween treats.
Driver Safety Tips
- Keep a look out for people using crosswalks
- Slow down and be extra cautious. People particularly children may forget to look both ways before crossing the street.
- Make sure any costume you may choose does not interfere with the safe operation of your motor vehicle. Costumes should not restrict movement, impede vision or prevent anyone in the vehicle from buckling up.
Have a safe and happy Halloween!