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Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips for All Ages

Halloween safety tips for your children on fright night.

‘Tis the season to get dressed up, trick-or-treat, and enjoy all things spooky! Not only is the ideal holiday for children (free candy and playing dress up!) but it can reunite neighborhoods and join communities together. Halloween night can present some dangerous threats to children and adults alike, so it’s important to implement Halloween safety tips!
The quickest way to ruin Halloween night is to spend the night in the E.R. Keep the trickery away but the treats flowing with these important safety tips:
Be sure to review these tips for secure safety on Halloween night:
Take care when crossing
Always use designated crosswalks, look left and right before stepping onto the road, and walk on sidewalks when possible. Teach children to be aware of turning cars and making eye contact with drivers before crossing.
Walk familiar roads
Young children should never trick-or-treat alone, even if it’s still light outside. Adults should be there to guide them to the correct streets, neighborhoods, and houses. If older children or teens go trick-or-treating, ensure that you map out a designated route, that they carry a flashlight, and you set a strict curfew.
Choose costumes carefully
Be sure that your child only uses plastics props and does not have any dragging material that may cause a trip or a fall. Test make-up on a small patch of skin before applying it to the entire face, and choose costumes that are flame-resistant.
Be extra diligent when driving
If you and your child are driving round multiple neighborhoods, be aware that many children will be out trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Slow down, look for children who may cross the road unexpectedly, and eliminate any distractions in the car so that you are focused.
Inspect the candy
Tell your children not to eat the candy before you have inspected it first. Be aware of your child’s allergies and only allow them to eat ones that have familiar wrapping. To lower the risk of a sugar-hyper child, limit the amount of candy they can eat and provide them with a nutritious, filling meal before leaving to trick-or-treat.
From all of us at McCarty Insurance, we hope that you and your family have a safe and enjoyable Halloween night! Be sure to visit us for all of your insurance needs in Fresno and surrounding areas in California.

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