Stay Safe This Halloween with These Tips

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Frightening girlsHalloween is almost here! While preparing your costume and home for all of the Halloween parties, it is also important to make sure that you know how to stay safe this holiday. Keep these Halloween safety tips in mind to ensure that everyone has a fun and safe holiday.

  • When choosing the right costume for your children, opt for light colored costumes so that they will be more visible to passing drivers. Also, make sure the costume is a good fit to avoid tripping and falling while trick or treating.
  • If your child insists on a dark costume, use reflective tape or stickers to make them more visible to drivers. Have them carry a flashlight or glow stick to help them see in the dark and to help them be seen by others.
  • Before you head out to go trick or treating, plan out your route and stay in neighborhoods that you are familiar with. If your older children are trick or treating with friends, set a strict curfew on when they have to be home.
  • Teach your children to only cross the street in designated crosswalks and to always follow traffic laws and traffic lights.
  • Consider using a glow stick or electric candle to light up your pumpkin. If you have to use a real candle, make sure to place the jack o’ lantern on a sturdy table away from any flammable items, such as curtains.
  • Before allowing your children to enjoy their candy, check each piece and throw out any candy that is open or looks like it has been tampered with.

The Insurance Shop in White Bear Lake, Minnesota would like to encourage you to keep these tips in mind so that you have a safe and fun Halloween!