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.