Halloween is just around the corner. While making last minute preparations for all the festivities, don’t forget to be as safe as possible. Here are some Halloween safety tips you might not be thinking about in the rush of preparing for the night itself.
Look Out for Traffic Hazards
Whenever you cross the street, you are typically cautious enough to look both ways before you move. As your children go trick-or-treating, they might be too excited and having too much fun to look out for traffic hazards on their own. That’s why it’s a good idea to chaperone them and have them stay close by instead of running away to catch up to their friends or dash to the next house. Add more reflective tape to elements of their costumes where it won’t spoil the look, and make sure that you guide them across clearly-outlined crosswalks.
Although this year’s Halloween is in the middle of the week, that won’t stop a lot of the activities that are going on. Wherever you are planning on going, be sure to drive more carefully. This is a good idea whether you are in the mood to go out for dinner and a movie instead of staying home to pass out candy to trick or treaters or you want to tour nearby neighborhoods looking at the fun decorations. Make sure to buckle your seatbelt, keep to reasonable speeds, and stay alert for other, less-considerate drivers.
Watch Out For Your Pets
There’s typically an upsurge of noise on the night of Halloween itself. Whether it is spooky sound effects or themed music, your pets likely won’t take kindly to it. If they are already skittish, the constant sound of the doorbell, knocking, or gleeful shouts of “trick or treat” won’t help. It’s a good idea to pack up your pets and take them to a relative’s house for the evening, especially if that house is in a quieter neighborhood. Also, make sure your pets can’t dig into your stash of Halloween candy and other goodies, which can make them seriously sick.
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