Halloween is a magical time when you are a child. Getting to stay outside after dark, dressing up, the prospect of candy and scary (but not too scary) trick-or-treaters you might run into, all make for some high excitement. Children aren’t very safety aware at the best of times, on Halloween they are even more distracted. Protect the many little ghosts and goblins coming to your house, and yourself from potential lawsuits, with these easy safety tips tomorrow.
- Replace burned out lights to welcome trick-or-treaters with your porch lights and any exterior lights on.
- Tidy up your yard. Make sure you remove things trick-or-treaters could trip over such as garden hoses, bikes and lawn decorations. Clear the sidewalks to avoid slip and falls or trip and falls.
- Most likely, the number of people in costumes will frighten your pet(s). Keep your pets away from the door and take no chances they might bite a child.
- If you are driving on Halloween, be sure to observe the streets for foot traffic. Be on the alert for excited youngsters, whose vision may be obscured by masks, darting out into traffic. Pedestrian accidents are always traumatic for all involved, not just the pedestrian. Hitting a child is certainly one of the worst nightmares of drivers.
Remember to be safe out there!