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Safety Tips for ALL Parts of All Hallow’s Eve

From choosing a costume to enjoying the night’s spoils, there are many components of Halloween night that can become dangerous. With our step-by-step guide, however, you won’t have to worry.

In the Dressing Room

Selecting a costume and getting ready is one of the best parts of Halloween. To make it even more enjoyable, prepare for the night with safety in mind. Here are some tips:

-Avoid masks and keep your vision clear

-Check face paints for lead and other toxic chemicals before use

-Choose costumes that are bright and reflective

-Add reflective tape or striping to costumes and accessories to increase visibility

-Only purchase flame resistant wigs and costume components

-Do not use decorative contact lenses without a prescription

On the Road

Many families prefer to trick-or-treat outside of their own neighborhoods or live in neighborhoods where houses are spread out. Even if you aren’t trick or treating, pay attention to the following safety tips while driving:

-Slow down: AAA recommends driving at least 5mph under the speed limit to increase your reaction time

-Watch for children, even in unexpected places

-Exercise extra caution in intersections, driveways, and alleys

-Scan further than normal, including in yards and front porches

-Use your headlights day and night

-Keep your windshield clean and clear

-Do not use handheld electronic devises

-NEVER drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol

While Trick-or-Treating

As soon as you step out of the car, you become a pedestrian. While you and your loved ones are trick-or-treating, keep the following tips in mind:

-Always accompany children under 12

-Carry flashlights and extra batteries

-Never approach a home that does not have its lights on

-Stay in well-lit areas

-Keep your cell phone in your pocket for emergencies, but don’t use it while walking

-Be sure to walk on sidewalks

-If no sidewalks are available, walk on the far edge of the roadway facing traffic

-Walk in a group and don’t run

-Only cross the street in crosswalks or well-lit intersections

-Plan to be home at a certain time and use the buddy system to get home safely

-Don’t walk while under the influence

-If you see something suspicious, report it to local police

At Home

Whether you’re hosting trick-or-treaters or settling in after a night out, remember the safety tips below:

-Clear your front yard and porch of tripping hazards

-Keep your outdoor lights on if you are expecting trick-or-treaters

-Make sure pets are in another room when opening the door

-Turn out your light and lock your door before settling in for the night

-Remove all makeup and face paint before going to bed

-Inspect your treats before anyone consumes them

You Made It!

Congratulations! You made it through our blog and now you should make it through All Hallow’s Eve with no trouble at all.

If anything does go wrong, our personal injury attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group® are here to help.

In the event of a Halloween emergency, give us a call at (888) 711-5947 or contact us for a free consultation.

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