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Keeping the Happy in Halloween

Halloween is this weekend! Be sure to keep your little ghosts, goblins, and vampires safe with these following Safety Tips for a Happy Halloween!

Going trick-or-treating? Here are some safety tips from the CDC:

alphabet letter s Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
alphabet letter aAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
alphabet letter fFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
alphabet letter eExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
alphabet letter hHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don't run from house to house.
alphabet letter aAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
alphabet letter lLook both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
alphabet letter lLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
alphabet letter oOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
alphabet letter wWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
alphabet letter eEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
alphabet letter eEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
alphabet letter nNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Expecting trick-or-treaters or party guests?

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone:
  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For guests, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could cause someone to fall.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o'lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.

Planning on Partying like the Rockstar your costume is made out to be?

Don't forget to designate a driver and drink responsibly! In a pinch, call AAA for their Tow-2-Go Program or check out many of these Safe Driver Programs and services available in your area:

Check out this Video for Info on the Walk this Way safety initiative:

[youtube] Any questions about this article, or if your Halloween doesn't go your way and the Police Officer wasn't really in costume, call Colbert Law at (407) 705-3220 or dial #DUI from your mobile phone!