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Halloween Safety

Tips for a Safe Halloween Night

Halloween, which originated from ancient traditions and religious rituals over 2,000 years ago, is observed around the world as a celebration of candy and mischief, dress-up, dark adventure, and for some, the supernatural. It is most popular in the US, Canada and Ireland- from where it originated.

Tonight millions of children and adults will go out dressed as their favorite hero, or most dreaded villain, to trick-or-treat. Here’s are some basic safety tips to keep in mind while out having fun.

  1. Use reflective or light-colored materials and items in your costume to increase visibility at night.

  2. Choose makeup over sight obstructing masks for costumes.

  3. Trick-or-treat in groups and keep younger children closely supervised.

  4. Use sidewalks and crosswalks and make eye contact with drivers before crossing to insure they see you.

  5. Put your devices away. Our biggest distractors become more dangerous on a night like Halloween.

  6. Drivers: be alert! Drive slowly through residential areas and where trick-or-treaters are present.

  7. Turn the headlights on early.

  8. Do not text and drive! Distractions can be deadly on Halloween where crosswalks may be less utilized by children and families. 

Keep these points in mind to keep the fun safe. Happy Halloween to all our friends celebrating today.

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