Whether you’re Trick-or-Treating with kids or hanging out with friends, going out and having fun is what Halloween is all about. Here are some tips to make sure you have a Halloween that’s as safe as it is fun.
1. Keep you and your family safe:
a. Don’t eat any “treats” that aren’t wrapped.
b. Watch out for strangers. Don’t go into a stranger’s house or accept a ride from someone you don’t know.
c. Test out Halloween makeup on a small patch of skin before you use it.
d. Buy non-toxic and flame resistant Halloween supplies.
e. If you are letting older kids head out alone, agree on a time for them to be home before they leave.
f. Don’t forget your pets— Halloween can be scary for them! A scared pet may bite, so give them a quiet place to stay.
g. Don’t let your pets eat your Halloween candy. Some of it is toxic for them.
2. When you are out walking outside on Halloween:
a. Carry glow sticks, flash lights, or put reflective tape on costumes so drivers can see you.
b. Stick to sidewalks and intersections when you’re Trick-or-Treating.
c. If you’re wearing a mask, make sure the eyeholes are big enough to see through.
d. Use the buddy system – a good idea for kids and grownups.
3. When you are driving on Halloween:
a. Go slow, avoid distractions, and take extra time at intersections.
b. If you’re drinking alcohol, make sure you can get a ride from someone who is sober. Have a designated driver or plan ahead to call a cab.
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