How To Safely Trick-Or-Treat This Halloween

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Boo! As the spookiest time of the year approaches, you may be preparing to watch a few scary movies, carve an epic jack-o’-lantern, and hit up the neighborhood for a pillowcase full of sweet Halloween candy. While you don’t actually need to worry about razor blades, drugs, or poison in your sweets, there’s still plenty to watch out for as you and the kiddos set out trick-or-treating this October. Please read on for some devilishly simple Halloween safety tips from your neighbors at Stewart Law Offices.

Trick-Or-Treating Walking Safety

Make sure everyone in your family understands the following rules for walking safely while trick-or-treating this Halloween:

  • Always cross the street at corners, using signals and crosswalks when possible
  • Always look left, right, and then left again when you cross the street
  • Put your phone and other electronic devices away and stay alert as you cross
  • Make eye contact with drivers and other road users when you cross in front of them
  • Walk on sidewalks where available
  • Walk on the far left side of the road, facing traffic, if there is no sidewalk
  • Keep an eye out for cars that are turning, backing up, or moving unpredictably
  • Never dart out into the street or from in between parked cars
  • For older kids, stick to familiar, well-lit areas when trick-or-treating solo

Halloween Costume Safety

Locating family members, friends, or familiar faces can be difficult in the sea of masks and costumes on Halloween night. Drivers may also have trouble navigating through large crowds of candy-seekers. You can make your trick-or-treating costumes easier to spot from a distance by:

  • Decorating costumes and candy bags with reflective tape or stickers
  • Choosing lighter-colored fabrics for costumes, masks, bags, and shoes
  • Using face paint or makeup rather than covering faces up with masks
  • Handing out glow sticks or flashlights to help kids see and stay visible
  • Checking for fit ahead of time to avoid trips and falls over trailing hems

Driving Safety Tips for Halloween

If you plan on driving to a costume party or another spooky event this Halloween, you can keep yourself and others safe by:

  • Never driving if you have been drinking or using drugs
  • Putting away your phone and other distractions while behind the wheel
  • Slowing down and staying extra cautious in residential areas
  • Avoiding the roads during the prime trick-or-treating hours (5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Taking special care around intersections, medians, and curbs
  • Entering and backing out of driveways and side streets carefully
  • Turning headlights on earlier, ideally as soon as it is dusk outside

For All Personal Injury Cases, Call Stewart Law Offices Today

If you or someone close to you gets hurt in a car accident or another incident in Rock Hill this Halloween, reach out to Stewart Law Offices for help. We handle cases across South Carolina and portions of North Carolina, too. Contact our office today to speak to a personal injury lawyer in Rock Hill who can answer your questions and review your case during a free, confidential consultation.

Getting in any kind of accident can change your life. We understand the stress, the medical bills, the time missed from work, and the pain and suffering that comes with serious injuries. That is why our dedicated personal injury lawyers in the Carolinas are here to help you move forward.