Halloween is a great time for kids and adults alike to dress up in festive costumes, to go trick-or-treating and have fun. Unfortunately, each year Halloween is marred by injuries. Pedestrian accidents, fires and food poisonings are not uncommon dangers associated with this holiday. Each year the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds us that nationwide, Halloween is a deadly night due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads and the increase number of pedestrians during the evening hours. Also, children are spontaneous human beings, thus they are not thinking about safety. They may dart out across the street and get hit by an unsuspecting motorist. Complicating matters, children and adolescents wear dark costumes that compromises their safety even more. In addition to pedestrian accidents, injuries related to candy being laced with chemicals or sharp objects is a concern. Lastly, we live in a world where child predators are wanting to hurt our children. Children walking alone or even children walking in groups without an adult are prime targets for predators lurking in the dark.
Don’t let this Halloween be a time that causes you grief and loss. Keeping you and your precious loved ones safe is a priority. The Center For Disease Control offers great safety tips to keep you and your family safe. Click here for Halloween Safety Tips.