7 Tips for a Safe Halloween from a Maine Insurance Agency

Halloween is a lot of fun, especially for children. It is also one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Here are 7 tips to make sure the scares remain all in fun.

photo of a jack-o-lantern

For Trick or Treaters

  • Be Visible – Carry a flashlight; apply light-reflecting material to costumes.
  • Stay Together – Travel in groups, stay in well-lit areas and cross only at corners – never between parked cars.
  • Inspect Childrens’ ┬áTreats – Never eat unwrapped items. Throw away any suspicious candy.

At Home

  • Keep jack-o-lanterns away from areas where children may tip them over or get too close. Even better: use battery-operated lights.
  • Remove lawn furniture and other obstacles from your yard. Children don’t always use the sidewalk.
  • Keep pets inside and away from the door. Halloween night can be stressful, even on the friendliest pet.

On The Road

  • Drive┬ámore slowly and carefully than usual. Children may be running, wearing dark costumes, or darting into the street. And , of course, drive sober!