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Trick or Treating Safety Tips

For kids, trick or treating on Halloween is one of the best times of the year. For parents, it can cause some safety anxiety. Keep these tips in mind to make sure your child has a fun and injury-free evening.

  • Children under 12 should always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Trick or treat in groups. It's more fun and it's safer.
  • Obey traffic signals and cross at crosswalks.
  • Put electronic devices away and pay attention to traffic.
  • Use LED lights in your jack o' lanterns instead of candles to prevent costume fires.
  • Examine toys received as treats for parts that could be too old for your child.
  • Carry a flashlight to see others and let others see you.
  • Wear or carry glow sticks to stay more visible to drivers.

In addition to making sure your child is safe, you can help others have a safe Halloween by driving carefully. Take extra care at stop signs and signals and watch for children who may dart out in their excitement. Drive slowly and turn your headlights on early to keep yourself visible to pedestrians.

If your child has been injured in an accident or because of a defective product, please call the experienced accident attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group at (303) 431-1111 today for your consultation. We represent clients nationwide.

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