Pedestrian accidents are also common on Halloween due to increased traffic on foot and in the streets.
“Check the sex offender registry at sexoffender.ncdoj.gov when planning your child’s trick-or-treat route”, said information from BCSO. Also, make sure any costume props are flexible and blunt-tipped to avoid tripping. On average, 240 people are injured in 620 crashes on October 31 in the Lower Mainland.
Beggars Night in Fort Dodge will be from 5:30 p.m.to 7 p.m. Tuesday. Driving at a lower speed will give you more time to stop in case a child runs across the street unexpectedly. This residential area, which thrives on community, is the ideal place to take your children on October 31st.
“It’s a good idea to have reflective items on your child whether that’s tape, reflective key chains, something on their pumpkin or whatever they’re collecting candy in to help that help the driver see those kids”. “Watch out for kids that are potentially darting out in front of trick-or-treaters”. If you are hosting a party, be cautious of your guests and don’t let them drink and drive.
As for trick or treating itself, you’d think that I, the man who’s written several thousand words on Hardees and Radio Shack already, could come up with a lot to look back on, but memories of such a thing are an odd blank spot in my memory. If you do wear something dark make sure you have a glow stick, or flashlight so people can see you. Make sure your house is free of safety risks for guests and trick-or-treaters. Since Guam’s roads aren’t the safest under the best circumstances, you might want to skip the house-house-house trick-or-treating and check out parties at GPO, Agana Shopping Center, Micronesia Mall or other venues.
“We’re reminding parents to talk to their kids about how to walk safely and are asking drivers to take extra care and slow down on neighborhood roads to make Halloween happy and fun for all”.
Follow the rules of the road: Always walk on sidewalks and cross only at crosswalks when travelling with your child.
AAA is urging parents to make their children’s costumes more visible to motorists. If wearing a mask, Safe Kids recommends using face paint rather than masks whenever possible, which may obscure a child’s vision- a danger while walking.