Kids, costumes and of course candy! Halloween should be fun and safe.
Kids love Halloween. It's a fun time to dress up as their favorite superhero, Disney princess or something scary, like a ghost or goblin. It's a fun time to go door-to-door to get as much candy as their bags will hold. Houses and front porches are decorated with jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks.
But since kids are focused on fun and candy, not their own safety, Halloween can be a stressful time for parents. Parents are thinking about keeping their kids safe, while kids want to race through the neighborhood to knock on as many doors as they can. One way to protect your kids this Halloween is sharing these safety tips.
Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Kids:
- Make sure costumes aren't a trip hazard and the mask doesn't obstruct your child's vision.
- Agree not to eat treats until they've been inspected. When in doubt, throw it out.
- Don't go to houses without porch or outside lights turned on.
- Never go into a stranger's house or apartment.
- Be seen! Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
- Trick or Treat in groups; NEVER alone.
- Obey all pedestrian safety laws. Wait for green lights. Walk don't run. Look left, then right, and then left again before crossing. And don't run out between parked cars.
Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers:
- Be on the lookout for kids darting out in traffic.
- Slowdown in residential neighborhoods.
- Be extra cautious when entering and exiting driveways.
- If driving kids around, make sure they enter and exit the car on the curbside.
- If you're heading out to an "adult party", make sure you have a designated driver.
- Drivers shouldn't wear masks or costumes that may interfere with driving.
Hillside Auto Repair hopes that these safety tips will help make sure your superhero or Disney princess has a fun and safe Halloween.