Monday, October 18, 2021

Halloween Safety Tips

(Photo courtesy: Town of Flower Mound)
(Photo courtesy: Town of Flower Mound)

Did you know on average children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on October 31, than any other day of the year?

To ensure your Halloween is full of safe and spooky fun, follow a few common-sense safety tips courtesy of the Flower Mound Police Department:

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Avoid masks; they can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Cross the street at corners, and make eye contact with drivers to ensure you’re seen.
  • Keep electronics at home when trick-or-treating.
  • Use glow sticks and flashlights to alert motorists of your presence.
  • Adult supervision is key, but if you believe your child is mature enough to trick-or-treat alone, be sure they do so in groups.
  • As a motorist, slow way down in residential areas, and use extra caution when entering and exiting driveways and alleys.
  • Have an adult inspect all candy before eating it, and discard any opened or homemade treats.
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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