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Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

With Halloween just around the corner, let's ensure that this year's trick-or-treating remains a delightful and secure experience. Here are some recommendations to achieve just that:

Visibility is Key

  • Provide trick-or-treaters with flashlights to illuminate their path.

  • Enhance costumes and treat bags with reflective tape.

  • Encourage everyone to don light-colored attire.

Choose Flame-Resistant Costumes

  • Opt for flame-resistant costumes and exercise caution around open flames, such as jack-o-lanterns.

Adult Supervision

  • Ensure that adults are aware of the children's destinations. A responsible adult should accompany young kids during door-to-door visits.

Walk Safely

  • Walk at a steady pace; avoid running.

  • Visit only homes with porch lights turned on and accept treats at the door—never venture inside.

Stay on the Right Path

  • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible.

  • If no sidewalk is available, stay along the road's edge, facing traffic.

  • Always look both ways before crossing the street, and only cross at designated corners.

  • Refrain from cutting across yards, or darting between parked cars.

  • Drivers should exercise additional caution, as young trick-or-treaters might forget to check for oncoming traffic.

Candy Inspection

  • A responsible adult should inspect all collected goodies before consumption.

  • Remove any loose candy, open packages, or potential choking hazards.

  • Avoid candy with suspicious packaging (i.e., wrappers that look as though they have been resealed).

For those welcoming trick-or-treaters into their homes, follow these safety measures:

Well-Lit Environment

  • Illuminate the area properly so that young visitors can navigate safely.

Clear Pathways

  • Sweep leaves from sidewalks and steps.

  • Remove obstacles from your porch or front yard to prevent tripping accidents.

And most importantly, have a fun and memorable Halloween!

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