Halloween Safety 2020.
Halloween may look a little different this year, but the risks for pedestrians and drivers remain the same.
Halloween ranks second for the most pedestrian fatalities in the year.
With more young children on the road than any other day, Halloween can be one of the most dangerous nights for drivers and pedestrians.
Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
To help ensure everyone has a safe Halloween, here are a few safety tips for everyone to follow.
- All young children should be accompanied by an adult while trick-or-treating.
- Make a safe route and meeting spot for older children who are going alone.
- Only travel in well-lit, familiar areas and never enter a stranger’s home
- Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
- Wear flame-resistant costumes and avoid walking near lit candles.
- Examine all candy before eating.
- Keep all electronic devices away while walking to avoid distractions.
- Consider using some type of reflective tape either on costumes or bags; this will help drivers see children better.
- Make sure walking areas are well-lit and clear of any debris or obstacles.
- Keep jack-o’-lanterns or anything with a flame away from doorsteps and walkways.
- Do not give out homemade treats.
- Watch for children walking on medians, roadways and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways carefully.
- Be aware that children may be wearing darker clothing and they may try to cross the street between parked cars.
- Try to avoid neighborhoods and highly populated residential areas during trick-or-treat.
This year, there may be other risks for all who participate in Halloween festivities.
Try and avoid large gatherings, keeping a distance of six feet from others, wear a cloth face mask and wash hands often.
No matter how you celebrate this year, we hope you so safely and have a happy Halloween!
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Keep this Halloween safe. Do your part to ensure that children have a safe and fun Halloween. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident caused by someone’s carelessness on the road, contact Berger and Green today.
Source: CDC, “Halloween Health and Safety Tips”