Halloween Safety Tips
We hope you’ve been enjoying our past few blogs helping you prepare for Halloween! With all the fun going on, it’s especially important to remember to take proper precautions for being safe, whether you’re staying in your apartment here at Liv Avenida, going trick-or-treating with the kids around Chandler, AZ, or heading to a party nearby. In any case, remember these Halloween safety tips!
Have a buddy.
Whatever your plans for the night are, it’s a good idea to have someone with you. Not only is it a great way to encourage you to have fun, but it’s also helpful in case you’re taking care of kids and need an extra set of eyes, or if you think you might need a designated driver coming home from a party where alcohol was served.
Having an idea for what the night will hold will help you take simple steps toward having a smooth, stress-free evening. For example, if you’re going trick-or-treating, map out your route and only include stops at houses of people you know. If you are going somewhere by yourself but you think you might need a designated driver, have a phone number for a taxi service, Uber, Lyft, or another service in your phone and ready to go. And if you’re handing out candy, have an idea for when you’ll stop so you don’t have to worry about it or stay up too late when the time comes.
Remember road rules.
The world doesn’t stop just because it’s a busy night on the streets! If you’re driving around town, be extra mindful that people (especially in their sometimes dark costumes) may blend in with the night — and especially remember that sometimes, no matter how attentive an adult is, children can forget themselves and dart into the road. So drive slowly around neighborhoods and watch closely.
And if you’re walking, follow the rules. Walk on the right side of the road and on sidewalks. Cross only at cross streets or traffic lights. Look both ways before crossing a street, and teach children to do the same.
Be aware of allergies.
If you’re the parent or guardian of a child with allergies, you don’t necessarily need reminding to beware of the treats your kids get. But if you’re handing out treats, it’s always a great idea to be considerate and to provide a variety of treats (maybe even some cheap toys) so everyone can feel welcome and have fun. Remembering this, especially if someone asks you, can make someone’s night.
What other important Halloween safety tips do you think we should all remember? Let us know in the comments so we can all benefit. Thanks for reading. Have a great Halloween!