As October fever continues to shelve grocery aisles with orange chewy candies, glittery masquerade masks, and rustic Halloween art, the spookiest night of all creeps a little closer. While Halloween brings out the best of Pinterest, it can bring out the kooky Edward Scissorhands of all drivers.
Our Advocates want your Halloween to be fun, creative, but most importantly, safe. The following Halloween Safety Tips may not prevent those inevitable Halloween cavities, but they are great safety measures to keep in mind when out trick-or-treating with your children.
Halloween Safety Tips for You & Your Little Trick-or-Treater
Walk to the Candy, DON’T RUN!
Let’s be honest, everyone knows which house has the King Size candy bars. But, let’s remember those sweet King Size Reese’s won’t stop reckless teens from racing to parties of their own.
Young, teenage drivers account for more than 30% of all fatal accidents on Halloween night. Some of those accident victims include child pedestrians typically under the age of 15. Following basic Pedestrian and Crosswalk Rules, such as looking left and right, and then left again, or crossing the street at street corners, can not only save your life but the life of your child.
Trick-or-Treat With an Adult
Kids eventually come to that age where they start picking out their own costumes, saying, ‘Mom, I am so over the princess dresses.’ Soon enough, they’ll ask to go trick-or-treating on their own as well.
But, if your child isn’t arguing their costume choices yet, they’re probably not ready to go trick-or-treating without adult supervision. It can be extremely dangerous for children under the age of 12 to go out alone at night, especially on Halloween.
Safe Costumes are Cool Costumes, Too
The safest way to protect your child this Halloween while trick-or-treating is to dress them in bright costumes that can easily be seen in the dark of night. If your child is dead set on wearing that black Dracula cape then you should consider sneaking a few reflection stickers on the back so they can be spotted by the headlights of any passing car. Halloween-themed flashlights are another useful trick to keep your child visible at night. Just make sure you put in fresh batteries before heading out the door.
If you follow these few safety tips you’ll almost certainly have a fun Halloween free of mishap and injury. Remember that safety should always be paramount. You never know what sort of ghouls you may come across on the streets of Idaho this Halloween.
If you’ve been hurt because of the recklessness of another person, you will need an Advocate to help you in the aftermath of your accident. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping accident victims recover what they are owed according to Idaho law. Don’t wait to contact us today for a free evaluation of your case. You can either call us at 208-995-2444 or chat online right now with a live attorney from our homepage. You deserve an Advocate!