Safety Tips for a Safe and Fun Halloween in Missouri
Kids and kids-at-heart love Halloween for the chance to dress up in their favorite costumes, go trick-or-treating, or enjoy fun and games at a local party. However, Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year for emergency departments, as accidents on this holiday can easily cause injuries. Help keep yourself and those you love safe this year by incorporating some of these safety tips into your Halloween festivities:
- Think visibility. Light-colored costumes, reflective tape or vests, and flashlights all help drivers and others see you while you are trick-or-treating. To help you see traffic and other hazards better, you can also use face paint to complete your costume instead of a mask.
- Watch where you walk. If sidewalks are available, always use them. Otherwise, walk on the left edge of the road, facing traffic. If you need to cross a street, use a crosswalk with a signal for pedestrians, if available. Never dart out from between parked cars - oncoming drivers may not see you until it is too late.
- Take your costume for a test run. You should be able to walk comfortably in your costume, without worrying about tripping or losing any parts of it. Test makeup on a small area of skin, such as the inside of your elbow, to make sure there are no allergic reactions. Flame-resistant material can also help protect you if candles are a part of the Halloween decor.
- Examine your candy. Eat only things that are factory-wrapped and show no signs of being opened or tampered with. If you’re not sure whether a piece of candy is safe to eat, throw it out!
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