Trick-or-treat safely this Hal­loween

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE -

As thou­sands of chil­dren pre­pare to em­bark on their trick-or-treat­ing jaunts in neigh­bor­hoods near and far, it is best to once again re­visit safety tips that can help en­sure this Hal­loween is en­joy­able and in­jury-free. when don­ning a Hal­loween cos­tume. Chil­dren should be dressed in highly vis­i­ble cos­tumes so driv­ers can eas­ily see them. Par­ents and chap­er­ones also should be dressed in bright col­ors. Re­flec­tive tape and flash­lights also make pedes­tri­ans more vis­i­ble to on­com­ing cars. should plan their trick-or­treat­ing routes ahead of time. This way they kids can be found quickly if they are sep­a­rated from their groups, and par­ents can choose safe neigh­bor­hoods. Choose neigh­bor­hoods and paths that have the least amount of au­to­mo­bile traf­fic.

should stick to side­walks and only cross the street at in­ter­sec­tion cross­walks. Make sure kids know to avoid dart­ing out be­tween cars or cut­ting across lawns and sets in, fast-mov­ing chil­dren can be dif­fi­cult to see. the door will typ­i­cally lights off. Only visit homes that are dec­o­rated, bright and wel­com­ing to trick-or-treaters. should go out in groups and al­ways be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult chap­er­one. should wear well-fit­ted cos­tumes that do not drag on the floor or im­pede mo­bil­ity. Choose face paint over masks so that vi­sion is not ob­scured. clear of jack-o-lanterns that are lit by real flames. Home­own­ers or other, safer meth­ods of il­lu­mi­na­tion rather than can­dles and open flames. for young­sters, and fol­low­ing a few safety can make the day both fun and safe.

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