Safety Tips for the Spookiest day of the Year

While it is easy to get caught up in the fun that is Halloween, these tips will guarantee a safe time for all who celebrate.

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By Aamaya Khan, Staff Writer

Being safe on Halloween is always important, no matter how old you are. There are a lot of ways to be safe and have a fun time and these few tips will ensure everyone that you celebrate with has a safe time.

  1. Carry flashlights or glow sticks while trick-or-treating
  2. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
  3. Avoid Trick-or-treating by yourself
  4. Check candy for any weapons like razor blades
  5. Don’t eat any loose, unwrapped, or unbranded candy
  6. Don’t assume the right of way while trick-or-treating, motorists have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters
  7. Opt for makeup or face paint instead of masks to not obscure your vision
  8. Place lit Jack-o-Lanterns away from flammable objects and areas with lots of traffic

Many more tips can be found at Safe Kids, American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,  and Kid’s Health.