Stay safe this Halloween
It is the season of pumpkin patches, hayrides, ghosts and loads of candy. Halloween is just days away, meaning children and adults alike will be flooding the streets on the hunt for the biggest candy bars.
CNN estimates that 172 million people across the United States will be participating in Halloween this year, with consumers having spent $8.8 billion on costumes, decorations, and candy.
All excitement aside, it is important to take precautions in order to keep everyone safe and ensure that your Halloween night runs smoothly. This year’s Halloween weather promises to be cold and wet, making safety even more important.
One of the best parts of Halloween is getting to pick out your costume. While doing so, it is important to keep some things in mind.
If your costume is black or dark colored, add something reflective to it so you can be seen. Carry a flashlight for when the sun goes down.
Make sure that your costume fits properly to prevent tripping. If you are carrying a prop such as a knife or sword, it should be soft and not sharp.
If you have children trick-or-treating this year, make sure that they are accompanied by an adult or a responsible teenager. Teach them the importance of never wandering off alone, and how to use the buddy system.
Be aware of your surroundings. If you are walking on a street that is busy with cars, make sure to stay on the sidewalk and use crosswalks when crossing the street. Avoid cutting through yards or poorly lit streets.
Walk cautiously from house to house, without running. This will help avoid crashing into other trick-or-treaters and prevent injuries.
If you plan to drive this Halloween, make sure you are practicing all traffic safety laws.
Check your surroundings when arriving/leaving a destination. Check all mirrors to ensure there are no trick-or-treaters behind you.
Be extra cautious when driving through crosswalks or stoplights in busy areas, as there will most likely be people crossing.
If you have consumed alcohol, don’t forget apps such as Uber and Lyft will provide you with a safe ride home. Never get behind the wheel after drinking.
On Time Logistics hopes you have the safest and spookiest Halloween!