Halloween SafetyHalloween is a favorite holiday for many.  Spooky decorations, creative costumes, candy and extravagant parties make celebrating fun for both children and adults.  Unfortunately, Halloween is also the most dangerous night of the year for pedestrian injuries, especially those involving children.

Happy Halloween Safety Tips

As you celebrate this year, there are several things you can do to help keep your family safe without sacrificing fun.

1.     Go with a Glow

It can be difficult for cars to see children crossing the street. Improve visibility by having your kids wear or carry items like flashlights or glow sticks.  Also consider purchasing costumes with reflective properties or add inexpensive reflective tape to costumes.

2.     ‘Boo’ with Buddies

Children should practice the “buddy system” and stick with a group rather than breaking off alone.  Crossing the street with a group also minimizes the risk for accidents.

3.     Comb Through Candy

Although incidents are extremely rare, it is still wise to make sure all candy is properly sealed and shows no evidence of tampering.  If a close friend or family member has prepared homemade treats, it is probably safe to enjoy, but it’s not wise to accept such things from strangers.

4.     Know Where They’re Knocking

It’s important for parents to know where the kids are at all times.  Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating and older children should carry a cell phone and check in periodically.

By planning ahead and talking with your kids about safety, you can help prevent injuries and accidents.

Happy Halloween from Lieser Law Firm!