Halloween Safety Tips From PARRIS
We love Halloween fun here at PARRIS! To help keep our community safe for trick-or-treaters, please review these Halloween safety tips to help everyone have a fun and safe Halloween.
For Parents Out With Children Trick-or-Treating
- Carry a flashlight so drivers can see you, and have your children carry glow sticks or wear reflective tape.
- Review and follow these pedestrian safety rules with your child.
- Select costumes that are the correct size to prevent trips and falls.
- Avoid masks that can obstruct a child’s vision, and instead use face paint or makeup.
- If using makeup, ensure that you test it in a small area first to prevent skin irritation.
- Ensure all wigs, costumes, and accessories are fire-resistant.
- Wait until you get home to eat treats, and examine them first for choking hazards and signs of tampering.
For Those Driving
- Watch out for trick-or-treaters who may dart out from behind parked cars or cross the street mid-block.
- Turn your headlights on earlier in the day for more visibility.
- Enter and exit alleys and driveways carefully and slowly.
- Slow down and remain alert by getting rid of any distractions, such as phones or food.
- Discourage new or inexperienced drivers from driving Halloween evening if possible.
For Those Passing Out Candy At Home
- Ensure walkways and stairs are well-lit and clear of object that could cause falls.
- Keep candle-lit pumpkins (or anything with a flame) away from steps, walkways, curtains, landings, and out of reach of pets and small children.
- Pass out wrapped candy from the store, discarding anything with a partially open wrapper.
- Have an adult near the door if your child is passing out the candy, and if you see something unusual or odd, don’t be afraid to report the incident to the local police.
Wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween from your friends at PARRIS!