Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted houses. But for parents there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns.
In 2016, there were 7,330 pedestrians that died in traffic incidents in America; some of these occurred on driveways, in parking lots or on private property. 18% of these deaths occurred at intersections. People are twice as likely to to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day this year.
To ensure that both children and adults have a good holiday, follow these few tips:
All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
When They're on the Prowl
A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
Agree on a specific time children should return home
Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car
Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street
Sgro and Roger wants all of our friends and followers to have a safe Halloween and for those celebrating this weekend, be safe and if you are involved in an accident or you feel you’ve been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, contact us today at 702.384.9800.