Trick-or-treat is spooky fun for everyone, but follow these trick-or-treat safety tips from our staff here at Bob Sight Kia to make sure everybody gets home okay.
Plan a route
Before you and your little ones head out for a night of collecting candy in costume, look at a map of your neighborhood or the neighborhood you’re going to and plan out where to go ahead of time.
Stay on well-lit streets and have a flashlight
If houses are dark, that typically means they’re not giving out candy, so ideally you shouldn’t be going down dark streets anyway – but just as a precaution, try to stay where there are plenty of street lights and other people, and bring a flashlight.
Avoid hazardous costumes
Long robes and skirts, uncomfortable shoes, masks that decrease visibility, and dark colors that make it hard for others to see you can all pose a hazard while you’re out trick-or-treating.
Be careful of cars
Drivers are still on the road during trick-or-treat, so make sure your little ones follow all traffic laws about crossing the street and looking both ways before they do so.
Check your child’s candy
When you and your kids get home from trick-or-treating, make a point to go through their basket or bag and check for anything without a wrapper or that has been ripped or punctured.