Halloween is an exciting day—you get to dress up as a famous icon or character while collecting sugary goodness. What could be better?
While you’re out there having fun, be sure you’re being as safe as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Travel in pairs
Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your child or with friends, find strength in numbers. Follow the rules of the buddy system to keep track of one another.
Wear reflective clothing
You can’t rely on the power of streetlights to keep you safe. Motorists may not be able to see you in your witch costume—it’s best to wear something bright or carry a flashlight. Make yourself known!
Be cautious when pulling in and out of driveways, turning corners, or driving down dark roads. Drive slowly and be aware of your surroundings—there will be a lot of people walking around this evening.
Dress for the weather
When the sun goes down, the temperature drops. Be sure you’re wearing enough layers to keep you toasty all night long.
A combination of running, walking, and sugar can result in dehydration. Bring a water bottle along with you. You don’t want to ruin your night over a water crisis.
If you see something, say something
Even though it’s Halloween and everything is a little weird, be alert. If you see something odd, or something feels off, tell someone.
Use the sidewalks
Do your best to stay off the roads. It can be extremely dangerous to walk in the road, even if everyone else is doing it. Nothing good can come from playing in the street.
All in all, Halloween is a night to have fun. Be sure to smile, laugh, and have a good time.