Check out these Halloween safety tips with your parents and have a fun and safe Halloween:
- Make sure your costume fits. Baggy sleeves or billowy capes and skirts can trip you up and catch fire if they brush against jack-o-lanterns or candle flames.
- Make sure your shoes fit. Big, floppy shoes (clown shoes, adult shoes) that are hard to walk in may make you fall.
- Make sure all costume props are flexible. Costume props can hurt you badly if you fall. Make sure swords, knives, etc. are made of flexible plastic or rubber.
- Make sure your mask fits properly and the eye holes allow you to see fully. Don’t wear a mask that is too loose; it can slip and block your vision. Even better, paint your face instead of wearing a mask.
- Be original with a glow-in-the-dark costume. Jazz up your costume by attaching some retro reflective tape and stickers to ensure that drive’s can see you.
- Don’t go it alone while trick-or-treating. Kids, if you’re under age 13, make sure you go with an adult. Older kids should always go with buddies.
- Stop at street corners. Look left, right and left again before crossing and don’t cross between parked cars! Remember, never step into the street without looking to see if a vehicle is coming.
- Pick only wrapped candy when you trick-or-treat. Ask your parents to check all treats to make sure they are safe.
Motorists are reminded to:
- Slow down in residential neighborhoods.
- Obey all traffic signs and signals.
- Watch for children walking in the street or on medians and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleyways carefully.
- Teach children to exit and enter the car on the curb side, away from traffic.
By following these simple safety rules, Halloween night will be a real treat for the whole family. For more information contact Safe Kids Worldwide.