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Halloween Safety

October 29, 2021
Halloween is a fun-filled night, from costumes to candy, what’s not to love? While having a good time is important, safety needs to be a priority as well. Use these tips from JaxReady to ensure that your little ghosts and goblins have a scary good time.

Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

Kids under 12 should:

  • Always go trick-or-treating with a responsible adult
  • Know how to call 911 in case of emergency
  • Know their parent or caregivers phone number in case they get separated or lost

Older children:

  • Help them plan and review an acceptable route
  • Carry a cellphone for communication
  • Go with a group, and stay together
  • Stay in well-lit areas, and only go to houses with porch lights on

  All children:
  • Walk on sidewalks on lit streets
  • Cross streets at crosswalks and never assume cars will stop
  • Carry a flashlight with fresh batteries or glowsticks so they can see and be seen
  • Teach your children to never enter a stranger’s home or car
  • Everyone needs to remember to put their devices down, keep their heads up, and remain aware of their surroundings

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians, and curbs
  • If out after sunset, don’t forget to look for children in dark clothing and costumes
  • Double-check for pedestrians and bicyclists when entering and exiting driveways and alleys 
  • If you have new, inexperienced drivers in your household, you may want to discourage them from driving on Halloween
  • If you are attending a party, make a plan for how you will get home safely. NEVER drink and drive!