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October 30, 2019

Stay Safe this Halloween

The spookiest night of the year, Halloween is one of the most looked-forward to holidays for kids and adults alike. However, Halloween festivities may also present some unforeseen legal liabilities. That’s why we’ve gathered a few important tips on how to protect yourself and your loved ones this Halloween.

Roadways

  • Drivers: On Halloween night children fill the streets to trick-or-treat, it is your responsibility as a driver to slow down, watch out for pedestrians, even in areas that are normally clear, and most importantly do not drive distracted or under the influence
  • Trick-or-Treaters: Always use the sidewalk or other designated pedestrian paths if possible, heed traffic signals and walk-signs & ensure young children are always under adult supervision
    • Review the route for older children and agree on a time to return home

Homeowners

  • If welcoming trick-or-treaters, light your walkway, front door or porch and make sure it is clear of items one could potentially trip over
  • Keep pets indoors away from trick-or-treaters
  • If using candle lit jack-o-lanterns, ensure that they are out of the way of primary walkways and any area where someone’s costume may come in contact with the open flame

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