Plan for safe fun this Halloween
October 31 is quickly approaching, which means that kids and adults of all ages will be parading the streets in search of Halloween candy.
The National Retail Federation took a survey that predicts there will be 175 million U.S. consumers partaking in Halloween this year with an estimated $9 billion being spent on candy, costumes, and other festivities.
Halloween can be one of the most fun and spookiest nights of the year but can be dangerous if you do not take the right precautions.
Listed below are a few tips to help children, parents and drivers in the Northwest Arkansas, Little Rock, and Tulsa areas stay safe this Halloween.
Halloween can be chaotic, with heavy traffic of both drivers and trick-or-treaters. You should inform your child to always stay on the sidewalk or walk in groups when crossing the street. They should use crosswalks rather than walking in between parked cars to cross the street.
Extravagant and spooky costumes are part of what makes Halloween so fun. If you or your child is wearing a dark colored costume, applying reflective tape can help you be more visible. You also want to make sure the costume does not extend past your feet, as this may cause you to trip.
With the number of people expected to be out trick-or-treating this year, you should make sure your child is always accompanied by an adult, as it is easy to get lost in the frenzy of kids racing to get their candy.
Drivers- take caution
Although most children will be out in the daylight and early dusk hours, drivers should take extra precautions.
Pay extra attention at stoplights or in neighborhoods, where there are likely to be kids crossing the road. Always double check the street and make sure it is clear of all pedestrians before proceeding.
When entering or exiting a driveway, check all mirrors and areas where people could potentially be walking behind/beside you.
You should never be on your cell phone while driving, and you should implement all traffic safety laws but this is especially true when anticipating more pedestrian traffic!
Never get behind the wheel if you have consumed alcohol. Driving apps such as Uber and Lyft are available to pick you up if you need a ride.
On Time Logistics wants to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe Halloween this 2018 season!