Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat! Halloween is right around the corner and for some, it is the best holiday we have during the year. What also comes with great fun also comes with some concerns about road and pedestrian safety.

According to the National Safety Council, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Going slow and watching for children walking on the side walk, curbs, and alleys can help prevent tragedies like these from occurring.

Also, it is important to know what to look out for on Halloween. When going trick or treating follow these steps: http://www.nsc.org:

-Plan and review a route acceptable to you

-Agree on a time that you should return home

Never to enter a stranger’s home or car

-Travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with friends

-Do not eat any treats until you return home

-Keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street

 

The most important topic to discuss is “Do not eat any treats until you return home.” This is very important. There is always a chance you can receive candy that may be tampered with.

Before eating the candy, visibly inspect all candy and their packaging to check if they appear to have holes or rips in the packaging. Throw away any candy that appears to have these signs of tampering.

Since fall is in full swing, wearing appropriate clothing and shoes can help with not getting a cold when you’re out collecting candy. If you are out past dark, make sure you wear reflective gear somewhere on your costumes, bags or wear glow sticks.

Taking these safety tips, you can be sure to have a fun yet safe Halloween night collecting as much candy as possible!