Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

October is a wonderful time of year, especially if you love a good fright every now and then. For your kids, it’s an even more fun time of year thanks to the tradition of trick-or-treating. If you and your family are planning on going out on Halloween, whether it be for trick-or-treating or heading to a costume party, keep these handy Halloween safety tips in mind.

Driving Safety

  • When driving through residential areas, use extreme caution. Kids are excited and will not always act predictably.
  • Take extra time at intersections to look for kids.
  • Drive slowly when entering or exiting your driveway.
  • Put away any potential distractions in your car so you can focus on your driving.

Walking Safety

  • Always cross the street at corners and use crosswalks, if available.
  • Look both ways before you cross and continue to look as you walk.
  • Put away your phone and stay alert as you cross the street.
  • Show your children how to make eye contact with drivers before you cross in front of them.
  • Walk on the sidewalks, if available. If you don’t have any sidewalks, walk facing traffic and stay to the far left.

Costume Safety

  • Wear regular shoes so you don’t trip over your feet.
  • Add reflective tape to your costume or carry glow sticks to make yourself more visible.
  • Use makeup and paint in place of masks for better visibility.

Have fun out there, and from your friends at Urka Auto Center, have a happy, happy Halloween!