Halloween Horrors and How to Avoid Them
It’s that time of the year again. With Halloween right around the corner, it’s no doubt children are excited to show off their costumes to their friends and family. They might wonder what kind of candy they will receive and what sort of spooky monsters they’ll meet. But you need to look out for more Halloween horrors than just the traditional frights of the night. Halloween is fun for kids and adults alike, but roaming the streets after dark can be dangerous. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you’ll be well-equipped with the knowledge needed to make your Halloween as safe as it is fun.
Halloween Horrors of Costumes
Notably, the most popular part of Halloween is the costumes. But while you dress as your own Halloween horror, remember to take cautionary steps to ensure you and your children are as safe as you are terrifying. Consider using bags with reflective tape or stickers allowing drivers to spot you easily with their headlights. Glow sticks are another alternative to help you and your trick-or-treating toupe stand out. An idea that many may not consider is wearing a costume that favors face paint rather than a mask. It is less likely face paint will obscure a child’s vision, and they won’t stumble into an accident.
Safe Ways to Travel and Avoid Halloween Horrors
The biggest Halloween horror to consider is trick-or-treating. More specifically, the walk you’ll undoubtedly take moving from house to house. Always look for traffic signs and crosswalks when moving across the street. Look left, right, and left again to certainly know that there aren’t any cars approaching before crossing. When feasible, walk as far to the left as possible to see approaching traffic.
Responsibility as the Motorist
Most people will be strolling down the streets searching for a sweet treat. As a motorist, safe driving is vital because there’s no Halloween horror worse than being the cause of a vehicular accident. Remember to drive slowly through residential areas and have your headlights on before the sun goes down. It’s important to stay vigilant and look for children walking on medians, curbs, or too close to the road. Make sure you’re entering driveways and alleys slowly. As a small note, remember that prime time for trick-or-treating occurs between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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Connor Swayne graduated from MediaTech Institute with an associate and tech degree in digital film and video editing. He joined the Empower Brokerage team in 2022 as a videographer and video editor.