Halloween is one of the most beloved holidays by children and adults alike. However, Halloween can be particularly dangerous if not taken seriously.
To ensure you and your child have a safe and fun Halloween, follow these Halloween safety tips:
- Don’t use decorative contact lenses – Decorative contact lenses might give your costume a finished look, but doctors and healthcare agencies strictly warn patients not to use them. The cheap products can cause a variety of complications, including infections, dry eyes, itchy eyes, and even blindness.
- Avoid driving, if possible – More children are involved in auto-pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other night of year. If possible, avoid driving between the hours of 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm to prevent accidents. If you do need to drive, always be on the lookout for children and other pedestrians.
- Be careful when crossing the street – Because more auto-pedestrian accidents happen on Halloween, only cross the street at stoplights or stop signs.
- Check your candy – Kids are usually eager to tear into their Halloween candy, but it’s important that all candy is checked for tampering before ingesting.
- Don’t let children Trick or Treat alone – Children under the age of 12 should always be supervised when Trick or Treating. Supervision can help prevent accidents and other unimaginable tragedies.
- Be on the lookout – Children will likely be distracted by decorations and candy, so it’s up to supervising adults to watch out for cars and any suspicious activity.
- Be a good host – If you’re giving out candy this Halloween, make sure your house and walkway are well lit and free of anything that could cause Trick or Treaters to trip and fall.
- Talk to you children about Halloween safety – It’s important to make time to talk with children about Halloween safety tips. Remind them to always be on the lookout for cars and never trust strangers who want them to come into a car or home.
Liggett Law Group Wishes Everyone A Safe and Happy Halloween
Parents, drivers, and neighbors can all work together to help make Halloween a memorable holiday for children in Lubbock. The auto-pedestrian accident attorneys at Lubbock Law Group wish all of Lubbock a safe and happy Halloween this year!