Follow safety tips for a happy Halloween
Published 9:43 pm Friday, October 30, 2015
Leave it to a few folks who decide some form of trick is the most fun during Halloween. Thankfully, the majority of people are those who just want to have a good time.
Whether trick-or-treaters are young or old, participants should adhere to a few simple precautions in order to ensure everyone’s safety.
• Regarding costumes, parents need to make sure clothing is flame resistant and masks do not hinder a person’s peripheral vision.
• Some children could be allergic to face paint. Face paint should be removed before bedtime to avoid any kind of skin irritation.
• Parents should fasten decorative tape to children’s costumes and bags to assist drivers seeing them.
• Avoid trick-or-treating alone; always walk in groups or with an adult.
• Flashlights should be taken along to help you see and be seen by others nearby as well as drivers.
• Children should only visit well-lit houses and avoid darkened homes.
• Never accept rides from strangers and never eat candy that is unwrapped or already open.
• Children should stay on sidewalks whenever possible and out of the street.
• Children should never dart out in the street. Check to see if a car is near, then cross the street.
• Walk, don’t run, when trick-or-treating. Walking is just a lot safer.
With these simple suggestions in mind, avoid the goblins and have a happy — and safe — Halloween.