Halloween is coming up, which means it is almost time to dress up and search for all the tricks and treats Halloween night has to offer. We at Davis Law Firm want to help keep your little ghouls and monsters safe while they enjoy their trick-or-treating. Below is a list of safety tips to help keep your night safe from what lurks in the dark.

Stay Visible

If you and your children are planning on trick-or-treating this Halloween, make sure that you stay visible at all times during the festivities. Staying visible is a huge safety aspect for Halloween night. As this fun activity takes place in the dark, you need to ensure that you are able to been seen by other trick-or-treaters and drivers that are out at night.  NSC research revealed that 18% of deaths in 2016 pedestrian accidents occurred at crossings or intersections because of lack of visibility.  Don’t rely on street lighting and be sure to wear something bright and reflective on your costume to make people aware of where you are. Always carry a flashlight with you to help you see where you are going but also so others can see you coming as well.

Trick-or-Treat In A Group

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Trick-or-treating in a larger group can help children stay visible to others out on Halloween night.

As always, there is safety in numbers. A big group is going to be easier to see than a single person. So, try to make sure that if you are going somewhere, you go as part of a group. AAP  stresses parents to inspect children’s Halloween costumes to make sure they can see!  The buddy  system can aid visibility but if one trick-or-teater is unable to see they may end up behind and alone. Also, be ware of decorative contact lenses as they tend to impeded eye sight.

Walk Safe Outdoor Routes

It is important to walk safely on your route while collecting treats. You should avoid walking on the actual street as much as possible. Always stay on the pavement to keep you safe and out of the way of cars. Remember to follow all laws and to make safety your #1 priority:

  1. Cross the street at traffic signals and crosswalks (Look left, right and left again when crossing)
  2. Always walk on designated sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
  3. Watch for cars that are passing through, turning, or backing up.
  4. Watch for possible hazards on your route (uneven roads or sidewalks, potholes, loose rocks, etc) to avoid falls and injuries

Examine Candy

After a long night of thrills and chills, you want to be rewarded by enjoying your collected treats. However, safety still needs to be your #1  priority even when you get home. Examine all treats for choking hazards and possible tampering. Never accept homemade treats from strangers. This is more common than you think. For tips on checking your halloween treats click here.

The 4’s Are With You

We at Davis Law Firm want your children to have a safe and fun halloween night. We hope that you’ll find these tips useful and apply them to your hunt for tricks and treats. Should you find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer, you can always contact us at (210) 444-4444, (956) 444-4444 or (361) 444-4444. Davis Law Firm is here 24/7 for you! Our team of legal representatives offer free initial consultation. Happy Haunting!