Halloween: Trick-or-Treating Safety

Posted on Oct 30 , 2017

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Whether we are making last minute trips to the stores to stock up on candy, finalizing our Halloween costumes, or finishing up the decorations for the porch to welcome the trick-or-treaters, Halloween will be a busy night on the streets and in our neighborhoods. As we celebrate the Fall season with candy and pumpkins and costumes, let's not forget to make Halloween safe for everyone. Pedestrian injuries to children are the most common injuries during Halloween, said Dr. Sarah Denny, a member of the American Association of Pediatrics' Council on Injury. Denny advises people to "wear glow-in-the-dark necklaces or bracelets, stay on sidewalks, cross streets together using crosswalks and not cross between parked cars." Tips:
  • Trick-or-treat in groups and with adults
  • Use reflective tape on your costumes and bags, so it is easier to be seen by others and drivers
  • Bring a flashlight or glow sticks to improve visibility
  • Plan safe travel routes between houses
  • Watch for cars and use the sidewalk whenever available
  • Motorists: watch for pedestrians
  • Try to keep porch lights on
  • Everyone travel cautiously and safely
  • Don't eat too much candy (at least try not to)
Have fun! Be safe. Enjoy your time with friends and family. Visit Halloween Safety Tips from AAP, Halloween Health and Safety Tips from CDC, and Halloween Safety from NSC for more info.

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