This year’s holiday season will be kicking off in just a few weeks with ghosts and ghouls wandering the streets in search of goodies. Halloween is right around the corner which means it’s time to get costumes, routes, and candy in order. Having a safe night is more important than a bag full of candy. Here at Mountaineer Lincoln, we have a few trick-or-treat safety tips to make every parent’s life easier this Halloween!
- Driving – Check your area’s local trick-or-treat hours and avoid driving if possible. If not, minimize distractions by turning off the radio, putting the smartphone away, and keep your lights on at all times. Doing so could prevent an accidental collision with a child.
- Costumes – Make sure your child’s costume fits well enough that they aren’t going to trip, overheat, or be too cold on trick-or-treat night. Attach a glow stick to their costume to ensure you can spot them from a distance among a crowd of children. The last thing any parent wants is an injured or missing child, after all.
- Routes – An adult should accompany children under the age of 12 while those over the age of 13 should stick to familiar, well-lit areas. Parents and supervisors should plan their route ahead of time to avoid any lost children and maximize candy collection.