Halloween is here in NE Ohio, and safety is still the most important part of the Halloween operation.
To aid in your shenanigans I mean Halloween activities, here are some tips for you and your family to use during trick-or-treat fun:
Check your local newspaper, municipality’s website, or social media feed to get updates on times for trick-or-treating.
Make sure you have several working flashlight and so that everyone traveling in your party can be seen.
Only visit houses with porch lights that are turned on.
Be vigilant while crossing the street – look both ways before you cross and ALWAYS company children.
Stay in groups and keep an eye out for each other while trick-or-treating.
Hopefully your costumes are bright and reflective. If not, consider affixing reflective stickers or buttons to your costume to make you more visible to motorists.
Your costumes accessories should be made from soft pliable materials.
Do not eat any candy until you return home to your parents.
All parents should inspect and review all candy collected before allowing children to consume.
Discard any candy that show signs of tampering and throw away any candy that is not sealed or in the original packaging.
After you eat a ton of candy, don’t forget to brush your teeth.
If you are driving this Halloween season, DRIVE SLOWLY! Never text while driving – it is a distraction and likely illegal in many cities. Children will be out and about – so keep a sharp eye for everyone on the street.