Trick or Treat Safety | IT Landes Home

Boo!! Halloween is just around the corner!

HB Home Service Team has some spook-tacular tips to stay safe while Trick Or Treating!

  • trick or treat safety from it landes home service team Ensure the costume/mask has eyeholes. It’s important that kids can see where they’re going. It’s a good way to prevent injuries, as a full field of uncompromised vision will help children to avoid hazards.
  • Check all candy before it is eaten. After you inspect every piece of candy for safety, all you’ll have to worry about is lecturing your kids on not eating everything in one night.
  • Don’t go it alone – make sure children are accompanied by an adult. No matter what type of neighborhood you live in, you don’t want your children to wander unsupervised at night.
  • Bring a flashlight. It is important to have illumination in one’s trick-or-treating travels. A trusty flashlight or lantern will help to spot potential hazards and to spot cars in the distance whose drivers have neglected to turn on their lights.
  • Have children wear bright, reflective clothing. Make reflective devices part of the plan. We cannot overemphasize the importance of visibility. You want to ensure that motorists can see them at all times. Brightly colored, reflective costumes/bags, ensure awareness and visibility. If a dark Halloween costume is desired, clip reflective or flashing lights to bags, belts, sleeves, shoes, or any other article of clothing to be 100% visible, 100% of the time.
  • Be Wary of Strangers. If you have older children who are on the verge of adolescence and insist on trick-or-treating in their own peer groups without an adult, make sure they are warned not to speak with/accept candy or rides from strangers. They’ll no doubt be annoyed by the warnings, but it never hurts to really send the message home.
  • Don’t wear costumes that reach below ankle level. While a ghost costume might look a little spookier if the sheets are trailing along the ground, they can spell trouble. Loose fabric that extends below ankle level can create tripping hazards.
  • Stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks. Sidewalks are there for our safety. When crossing the street, it’s important that kids always look both ways and use crosswalks.
  • Only trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods. By staying in neighborhoods, you know, you can ensure that Halloween treats will only be received from people who you know and trust.
  • Always watch for cars. Even if you’re staying on sidewalks, using crosswalks, or not crossing streets at all, motor vehicles can still pose a safety hazard. Keep your eyes peeled for cars backing out of driveways, coming into and/or out of apartment parking lots, or speedy vehicles taking blind curves in a reckless fashion.

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