Halloween a holiday enjoyed by children and adults alike. While kids get to bring home a haul of cavity-inducing sweet treats, adults often get to enjoy costume parties with friends and occasionally some tasty beverages. However, because of this festive atmosphere, it’s easy to accidentally get hurt by forgetting a few safety principles. Here are a few valuable safety tips to follow for this Halloween season.
Tips for Kids
For kids who head out trick-or-treating on Halloween night, it’s important to emphasize continued use of safety principles they have learned before. Make sure to look both ways before crossing the street, don’t go near anything that looks dangerous, and always stick together with a group. Additionally, make sure to inspect their sugar haul when it gets home and throw away any candy which looks like the packaging may have been tampered with.
Tips for Adults
For adults who head off to enjoy a Halloween party, be sure to plan for a ride home if you anticipate consuming alcohol. The Halloween season sees a sharp spike in alcohol-infused accidents, including pedestrian accidents. If you know you will be drinking, be sure to travel with a designated driver, or use a rideshare service to get a ride home. The few dollars it will cost is inconsequential compared to the lives that may be saved.
Tips for Homeowners
If you have any pets that tend be territorial or defensive, make sure they are properly secured and cannot reach any well-meaning trick-or-treaters that may come to your door. Dog bite injuries are not unheard of on Halloween night, and you could be considered liable if your pet injures someone who comes to your door.
Likewise, be sure that any potentially dangerous property hazards are secured or well-lit and indicated to help any visitors avoid getting hurt on them. If you have any “attractive nuisance” features, such as a jungle gym or a swimming pool, secure them as much as possible to prevent any wandering children from gaining access to them and getting hurt.
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