Halloween Safety Tips
Carolinas Telco FCU wants our members and their families to have a safe Halloween. By practicing caution and following the tips below, you can help to ensure a fun-filled night out for everyone.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone.
- If choosing to wear a mask, make sure holes are large enough to see through and breath comfortably.
- Swords, knives, or other accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
- Never walk near lit candles or luminaries and be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
- When shopping for a costume, select the correct size to prevent trips and falls.
- Always purchase non-toxic makeup for costumes and be sure to test it in a small area first.
- To prevent skin and eye irritation, remove all makeup before going to bed.
- Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or near to the curb if a sidewalk is not available.
- Carry glowsticks or flashlights and use reflective tape to make yourself more visible to motorists.
- Map your route and set a meeting place before heading out. This will ensure that everyone in your group is accounted for at the end of the evening.
- Cross streets at corners or crosswalks. Always observe and obey all traffic signals.
- Make sure that vehicles have come to a complete stop and establish eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Watch for vehicle turn signals and back-up lights. Don’t ever dart between parked cars.
- Put electronic devices away and remain alert when walking. Remind everyone in your group to refrain from running, especially across streets.
- Parents or a trusted adult should inspect all treats before they are consumed, especially by children.
- Slow down and remain alert in residential neighborhoods.
- Take the extra time to look for pedestrians on medians, curbs, and at intersections.
- Turn on headlights earlier in the day to spot trick-or-treaters.
- Be especially vigilant from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., when most trick-or-treaters will be out.
- Watch for pedestrians when backing out of parking lots and driveways.
- Remove all distractions while driving and concentrate on your surroundings.
- Discourage new and inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.