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Halloween Safety Preparation Tips

October 30, 2017 Hastings and Hastings

While you’re busy planning for your Halloween celebrations, you may fail to think about safety precautions you should be taking. However, in order to have the most fun possible, you will need to know how to protect yourself and your children. Accidents do happen, but you can decrease the risks of a catastrophic holiday by taking the right precautions.

Safe Costumes

Everyone loves to dress up for Halloween. However, it’s important to do so safely, especially if you plan on taking your kids around the neighborhood after dark. Even though you want to help your child create a costume that reflects the character they want, you can get a little creative by adding a few safety features on the costume. For instance, apply some reflective tape or other reflective stickers to the costume or your child’s treat bag. You can also buy glow sticks to wear or carry. This will increase visibility, especially on darker costumes.

Safe Walking

As you walk around with your child, it’s important to make sure your child knows how to stay safe. Even though a lot of people will be out walking, there will also be a lot of drivers. people driving as well. Talk to your child about obeying any traffic signals and always looking both ways more than once before crossing any streets. Your child should also be encouraged to keep phones and electronics put away. You should also instruct your child to make eye contact with a driver before crossing the road to ensure they are seen.

Safe Driving

If you will be out on the road Halloween night, you will need to exercise even greater caution as you drive. Despite parents’ best efforts, children have a tendency to get overexcited and may dart into the road unpredictably. This means you must put greater focus on the road in front of you and your surroundings and avoid getting distracted by cell phones or anything else. Drive slowly, especially through residential area, and stay alert to everything going on around you.

Staying safe on Halloween will ensure everyone has a good time. However, accidents can still happen. If you are involved in any type of accident during this holiday celebration, it’s important to contact a qualified attorney in Arizona as soon as possible. They can help guide you through the process of seeking the compensation to which you are entitled.