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Safe Trick-Or-Treating Etiquette for Parents and Children

Halloween is a time for your kiddos to have some fun trick-or-treating adventures with creative costumes and candy. We understand that sending your child out roaming in the dark can be scary, especially if they are going door to door. To avoid any injuries and to have a fun Halloween, we've compiled a list of safety etiquette for Halloween trick or treaters:

  • Always remember to cross the street at corners, obey traffic signs and crosswalks. Teach your child the basics of looking left, right, left before crossing the road.
  • Keep electronics to a minimum. This rule applies to both parents and children. You should keep your head up and be attentive to any oncoming traffic.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. Children should walk on clear paths with the least amount of street crossings.
  • Do not leave children younger than 12 alone on Halloween night without adult supervision. If you feel like your kids are mature enough, they should still stay in a familiar area that is well-lit and trick or treat in a group. 
    • *PRO TIP - Use apps like Life360 or Find My to locate your children if you let them roam around trick-or-treating.
  • Make sure your child's costume is safe and can be seen in the dark. A great tip is to decorate your child's costume and basket with reflective tape or stickers. Please ensure that your children can see clearly and walk freely in their costumes. 
  • Drivers should slow down and be extra attentive in residential areas, particularly during the peak trick-or-treating hours (5:30 PM to 9:30 PM)
  • Don't forget to utilize your headlights. It's fall, which means it's going to get dark out a lot quicker. It would be best if you used your headlights to see and be seen by trick-or-treaters.

Have a safe and happy Halloween! We hope some of these tips will prove to be helpful for you and your kiddos this Halloween. For all your automotive needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to Premier Automotive Service. 

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