Halloween is approaching on Wednesday, which means lots of kids will be out and about at harvest parties through the weekend and into Monday evening. Whether or not you are participating, it is still important to be aware and safe as Halloween can be one of the most dangerous days for child pedestrians. Stay safe with these tips!
1. Stick with a grown-up. If your kids will be out and about without you, make sure you know where they will be. Have you talked about the route they will take? Make sure they aren’t going alone but are with a group.
2. Watch and listen for cars. Talk to your young kids about this. Make sure costumes don’t make it hard to see or hear traffic.
3. Only use crosswalks and traffic signals. Make eye contact with drivers.
4. Drive more slowly, especially through neighborhoods.
5. Headlights on!
6. If you are out walking around please carry a flashlight or glow stick and make sure you aren’t in completely dark clothing. Dress so drivers can see you!
7. Check treats before eating them. If in doubt, throw it out.
8. Unsure if trick or treating is the right choice around your community then choose a pre-planned indoor activity. There are some great options with local churches or fall festivals. You can still have a great family time!
Safety first! Make sure you are staying alert at all times and having the important conversations with your kids so safety is on the front of their minds.
Negligence can lead to serious damage and personal injury. Harper Law wants to keep you and your family safe! Should you have any questions about personal injury or need legal advice, please call Harper Law today at 425-284-333, or fill out the contact form at the top of this page.