It's a given: Kids love Halloween! The costumes, the trick or treating, and the candy make for a fun night! But statistically, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween night than any other day of the year. So while we want the kids to have fun, they also should stay safe. Here are a few common sense tips:
*Make sure costumes don't impair vision, or are so long they become a tripping hazard.
*Only cross the street at corners using crosswalks. Look both ways before crossing, and watch for cars backing up or turning. Never dash out onto a street between parked cars!
*Have at least one flashlight or glow stick per group of children, and have it on at all times.
*For older children trick or treating without supervision, have a designated route for them to take--and a specific time for them to come back home.
*Only visit homes of people you know and trust; but if you decide to visit homes of strangers:
*Never eat any candy, snacks, or fruit that is not in its manufactured packaging!
Let's have a fun night. . .but let's also have a SAFE night! Happy Trick or Treating!