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Trick-or-Treat Tips for a Safe Halloween

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With Halloween just around the corner, Safe Kids of Central Wyoming has recommendations about how participants can stay safe while trick-or-treating.

“We continually encourage community members to be safety conscience, but ask that they pay even more attention on Halloween,” says Pam Evert, Wyoming Medical Center Safe Communities program director.  “The biggest dangers faced on Halloween are injuries from tripping and falling and pedestrian/care accidents.  Unfortunately, many children forget safety tips out of excitement while traveling from house-to-house.  It’s important for parents to set the example by staying on main pathways and crossing at corners.”

Safe Kids Wyoming has safety tips for both young trick-or-treaters, as well as adults who find themselves out on Halloween:

Tips for Kids

  • Go to only well-lit houses.  Do not enter houses, but stay on porches.
  • Travel in small groups, accompanied by an adult.
  • Trick-or-Treat between the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Use flashlights, stay on sidewalks and avoid crossing yards.  Cross streets at the corners, use crosswalks and do not cross from between parked cars.  Stop at all corners and gather in a group before crossing.
  • Know your phone number for emergencies.
  • Use costume knives and swords that are flexible.  Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame retardant.  Only wear masks that do not obstruct your vision.  Avoid wearing long, baggy or loose costumes or oversized shoes.

Tips for Parents and Adults

  • Supervise the outing for children under age 12.  Establish a curfew for older children.
  • Clear porches, lawns and sidewalks for trick-or-treaters and place jack-o-lanterns away from doorways and landings.  Do not leave lit pumpkins unattended.
  • Inspect all candy for safety before children eat it.
  • Drive slowly.  Watch for children in the street and on medians.
  • Have children exit cars on the curbside, not on the traffic side.

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