Staying Accident Free This Halloween
It’s getting close to Trick or Treat time! Team Monge wants your evening to be full of treats and no tricks so we have created this helpful guide to keeping your Halloween accident and injury free. We’ve included tricks to keeping little ghouls and goblins safe, driver guidelines, costume tips, and how to keep your home from extra hauntings.
Make your fright night as easy as bobbing for apples with these tips for a safe Halloween.
PREPARE YOUR LITTLE ONES FOR THE ROADWAY BEFORE SENDING THEM OUT TO TRICK OR TREAT
- Teach your kids to make eye contact with drivers around them to help ensure that they see each other.
- Remind them to look both ways when crossing the street and to NEVER dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
- Be sure to stay on the lighted path and use sidewalks! If there isn’t a sidewalk, walk in the direction facing traffic.
DRIVERS SHOULD BE ON HIGH ALERT
- Peak trick or treating hours typically begin at dusk and continue until about 9pm.
- Turn your headlights on early to help spot any ghouls in dark costumes that might blend in with their surroundings.
- Take extra time when at stop signs, children will be all around you and you don’t want to chance someone running in front of your car.
COSTUMES CAN BE FUN AND FUNCTIONAL
- Add reflective tape to costume and bags! This will help drivers spot your kids in the street and it will make it easier for you to keep track of your little goblins.
- Make sure that any Halloween make-up is non-toxic and do a small patch test to ensure there is no skin reaction.
- Avoid masks that obstruct vision and decorative contacts to ensure the best vision possible at night.
- Be sure that all costumes are properly fitted to avoid any trip and fall accidents.
BE THE BEST ‘HAUNTED’ HOUSE ON THE BLOCK
- To help prevent any accidents, make sure your driveway and the path to your front door is well lit and free of any tripping hazards
- Make sure that jack-o-lanterns and anything décor with an open flame are out of reach for young children and on sturdy tables to avoid fire hazards.
- Keeps pets in your home and away from anyone who might be ringing your doorbell.
- Park your car in the garage to deter mischief or pranks.
If you follow these tips, your Halloween should be full of fun Tricks and Treats, but we know that accidents can happen. If you, or someone you know, experience an injury or accident this Halloween give us a call – Because You Want to Win!