Halloween Safety Fact Sheets

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Halloween Safety Fact Sheets
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Download PDF File Halloween Safety Fact Sheets. Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to … There is no real “trick” to making Halloween a real treat

Halloween Safety
Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. There is no real "trick" to making Halloween a real treat for the entire family. The major dangers are not from witches or spirits but rather from falls and pedestrian/car crashes. Many communities officially designate a "Beggars’ Night" and assign specific hours for trick-or-treat activities. Both children and adults need to think about safety on this annual day of make-believe. Motorists The National Safety Council urges motorists to be especially alert on Halloween.
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Watch for children darting out from between parked cars. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.

Parents

Before children start out on their "trick or treat" rounds, parents should:
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Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12. Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Know the names of older children’s companions. Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route. Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger’s home. Establish a return time. Tell your youngsters not to eat any treat until they return home. Review all appropriate trick-or-treat safety precautions, including pedestrian/traffic safety rules. Pin a slip of paper with the child’s name, address and phone



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