Halloween can be one of the most exciting evenings in the first fall months.
No matter what age you are, there is always something to do. While some
choose to stay in and hand out candies to the kids, others, especially
parents, choose to join in on the trick-or-treating festivities.
It is important to keep in mind that although many people will be walking
around the neighborhoods collecting candies, others will be driving on
the roads as usual.
To help keep you and your family safe, we have provided four helpful tips,
which can be found below:
1. Hold Your Child’s Hand
If you plan to take your young child trick-or-treating, it may be wise
to hold their hand when walking from house to house. By doing this, you
control where your child walks and can prevent him / her from wandering
into busy or unlit streets.
2. Walk in Well Lit Areas
If you need to cross a street where a crosswalk or walkway is unavailable,
make sure that you and your family cross in well-lit areas of the road.
It will be easier for motorists to spot you and your family and can prevent
a pedestrian accident.
3. Use and Obey Traffic and Crosswalk Signals
It is important to talk to your children before the festivities begin so
you can explain the importance of using crosswalks. Because traffic signals
will warn drivers of your presence when using crosswalks, motorists will
be more able to see you and your children.
4. Travel in Groups
If your child is going trick-or-treating with a group of friends, it is
wise to advise them to stay with the group when crossing streets. Motorists
will be more able to see a large group of persons rather than a single
person crossing the road.
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