Dressing up and collecting candy after dark make Halloween great fun for kids of all ages. However, every Halloween, accidents happen. By following a few safety tips provided by WGAL, you may help prevent an accident from spoiling your family’s fun this October 31.
- Check your town’s trick-or-treat schedule. Most communities plan a specific day and time for trick-or-treating. Schedules can be found in your local newspaper.
- Choose costumes made of flame-retardant material. To reduce the risk of fire, do not allow children to carry candles or things containing candles, like jack-o’-lanterns. Instead, give children glow sticks or flashlights.
- Before the big day, make sure costumes fit properly. Hem long costumes to prevent tripping, and make sure masks fit so that children can see and talk clearly.
- Carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating so kids can see where they’re walking.
- Only allow kids to visit the front door of houses to collect candy. Do not let them go into houses or up to darkened or closed doors where you can’t see them.
- Only cross streets at marked intersections, and look both ways for traffic before you and your children step into the intersection.
- Examine your kids’ candy before allowing them to eat it.
- If you allow children to go trick-or-treating with older siblings, make sure the supervising siblings follow these rules as well.
Keeping safety in mind can help protect those you love from injury. Unfortunately, another person’s carelessness can also result in an accident. If you or a loved one has been injured by another person’s negligence, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Cherry Fieger & Marciano, LLP. Our skilled attorneys have handled a wide range of injury cases and will help you understand your legal rights and options after an injury. Call 888-684-7912 for a free case evaluation.