Trick or Treat Safety
Halloween is supposed to be scary with ghosts, goblins and witches not so much with your child or yourself becoming injured and visiting the emergency room. The attorneys at Gump & Faiella want you to safe safe this Halloween. In order to be sure you and your children have a safe night below are a few trick or treat safety tips to ensure just that. Watch this great video and read the tips below to make your Halloween safe.
- Stay on sidewalks
- Cross at intersections
- Carry a flashlight
- use reflective tape or glow sticks to make you more visiable
- Examine masks to be sure they do not block vision.
- Do NOT use decorative contact lenses; eye infections may result.
- Avoid costumes that are billowy or baggy that could potentially brush against lit jack-o-lanterns.
- Check labels to be sure costumes are flame resistant.
- Avoid accessories that have sharp edges such as swords or canes.
- Make sure costumes are not to big in order to avoid tripping.
- Much of the Halloween makeup is not FDA approved and could cause allergic reactions so read packages carefully.
Trict or Treat Motorist Safety
Children will be out on the street this Halloween. Despite the safety tips above, it is motorist that have the higher legal duty to avoid harming pedestrians. In Missouri drivers have the highest duty of care to drive safely. On Halloween all motorist know that children will be out in costumes celebrating the holliday. Harming a child or parent is every reponsible drivers worst nightmare. Play it safe. Go slow, keep watch for kids, and avoid high pedestrian traffic areas unless absolulety necessary.