It’s almost Halloween

23/10/13 Author: Brent No Comments


Forget “World War Z,”  the thousands of young ghouls, witches and zombies expected to prowl ar

ound the region’s neighborhoods on Thursday, Oct. 31, aren’t interested in world domination, they’ll be there just for the fun of it.

In an effort to make sure the day is all fun and no fright, drivers should take extra care when traveling.

 By following these safety tips, drivers can help ensure a safe Halloween for all:

  • 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 after dark, watch for children in dark clothing.
  • Never use a cell phone while driving.

Discourage teens from driving. There are too many hazards and distractions for inexperienced drivers.

It’s not only drivers who should use extra caution on Halloween. Parents, too, can help keep Halloween fun for their children by making sure they not only can scare up a fright among the unsuspecting, but can stay safe in doing so.

  • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant.
  •  If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags to make sure they are visible.
  •  When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first. Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
  •  Masks can limit or block eyesight, so consider non-toxic makeup or decorative hats as safer alternatives.
  •  If masks are worn, they should have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Encourage children to remove their masks before crossing the street.
  •  Children should only wear well-fitting costumes and shoes to avoid trips and falls.
  •  Do not allow children to wear decorative contact lenses, as they present a risk for serious eye injury.
  •  Knives, swords and other accessories should be made from cardboard or flexible materials. Do not allow children to carry sharp objects.

 If you have more safety tips, let us know!!!

Here’s to a frightful but safe Halloween 2013!

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