Authored By: Candace Whitman
Halloween is a night of fun, but it is also a night for children, teenagers, and adults to be especially cautious in order to avoid any accidents. Here are a few tips that you and your family should follow to stay safe on Halloween night.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends fastening reflective tape to all costumes and bags to improve visibility to drivers. The National Safety Council (NSC) also says that giving glow sticks to all of your trick-or-treaters can be another fun and easy way to improve visibility.
The NSC reminds children and adults to avoid walking while looking down at cellphones. Be sure to stop in an area that is free of cars, such as a sidewalk or grassy area before using electronic devices.
Children and teens should also be reminded to walk, not run, when crossing the street and use cross walks whenever possible. When walking on the street, walk on the far edge of the road facing traffic so you can see cars when they are coming.
For people that are expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests, the NSC suggests checking that all walkways are clear and well-lit so that guests do not trip and fall.
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