Posted by: phillipsre | October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween – Safety First!

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Happy Halloween! It’s that time of year again, this is the holiday that really kicks off the fall and winter holiday season. And yes, it is tons of fun to get dressed up and run around the neighborhood looking for treats, but it is also important to be safe – kids and adults.  We have discussed Halloween in the past and the tips still apply. 

Here are some more important and helpful tips to consider as well:

  • Older kids and adults need to put their devices down, when you are walking around on the streets in the dark, make sure to keep your eyes up and watch what is in front of you. When you are texting or checking your phone, the potential for accidents is great. More on that can be found here. 
  • Drive Safe! Even if you are not participating in trick or treating this year, lots of other people will be. The prime hours will be during 5:30-9:30pm, starting right at rush hour traffic. If you are driving during these hours, please be aware of the kids around you, turn your lights on earlier and slow down. More driving tips and other tips can be found here. Drivers should also stay off their devices as well (always – not just on Halloween).
  • If you come home with way too much candy than you can eat or want your kids to eat, consider selling your candy back to some local dentists & orthodontists. Most of these organizations send the candy overseas to our troops. For some local spots to sell your candy, check out this link.

In the end, remember to be safe, alert and have fun!

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