Halloween Safety Tips

As the end of the month approaches we’ll start to be surrounded by spooky reminders of the season we’re in. The dark will come sooner and the air will get colder – and all manner of tiny ghosts and goblins, heroes and heroines, and rogues and princesses will take to the streets in search of candy. Halloween is great fun for kids, and for quite a few adults as well, but in order to enjoy it properly there are certain safety considerations that need to be made.

Be Visible

Many costumes are bright and colourful but black is still a staple of Halloween fashion. Making sure your kids have reflective tape on their costumes in places where headlight beams will bounce off effectively is a terrific way to keep them visible to drivers. You might want to also use the evening as a way to teach your kids how to be aware of traffic at night and make sure extra caution is taken around moving vehicles.

Travel in Groups

It’s always fun with more and taking a bunch of kids is a great way to keep social and safe. If it’s just a lone kid, that can work too but they should have parental accompaniment if it’s just them.

Watch for Hazards

Autumn can bring a lot of unseen hazards especially on a chilly night. Watch for leaves on the ground especially as they can be just as slippery as ice when wet. Frost might be forming as well so making sure not to let the kids run recklessly is a good idea.

Proper Footwear

A great way to prevent injury is simply to make sure they’re wearing the right shoes. Something comfortable that they can walk in for long periods. Some of them might not want to break character but if you remind them they can get more candy if they have runners on you can usually convince them.

Be Smart If You’re Drinking

For those who’ve reached a certain age you might be headed out to have a bit more mature fun. If you drink make sure not to drive and take extra care when getting home.

Halloween is a great night full of fun and as long as you take the right precautions you probably won’t run into any problems. If however you were injured on Halloween, or are prevented from engaging in festivities this year due to an injury that wasn’t your fault you should take action and contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Call Conte & Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby/Oshawa, and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.

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