Halloween 2016 Tips: Stay Spooky, But Safe

October 25th, 2016

Pumpkin pies, candy, and costumes all are signs Autumn is here in Louisiana and Halloween is quickly approaching. Trick-or-treaters are always excited to have a spooktacular time on Halloween. However, the busy day poses risks that people should be aware of, and it’s not just the scary decorations. Follow these tips to ensure a safe night for this year’s festivities.

Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating:

  • Look up the times and rules of trick-or-treating in your community. Many neighborhoods have set time frames.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  • Check all candy to make sure it is sealed, not torn or has holes, and has not expired.

Safety Tips for Costumes:

  • Use reflective or glow in the dark tape on costumes and bags. Walking with a flashlight can also help drivers see you.
  • Keep costumes just above the ankle to be able to walk easily and prevent any trips or falls.
  • Be sure that the costume and accessories are fire-resistant.

Safety Tips for Drivers:

  • Drive slowly to spot children in the dark. Keep in mind that pedestrian traffic is much heavier on this day.
  • Enter and exit driveways carefully.
  • Do not pass other vehicles in the road because they could be dropping off or picking up children.
  • Talk to your children about Halloween safety. At Dudley DeBosier, we know what a fun-filled night it can be and our Louisiana attorneys hope that you and your loved ones take these precautions to keep it a fun and safe night for everyone. If you enjoyed this article or found it helpful, give it a share and follow us on Facebook for more articles like this.