Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween

As costumes are receiving their final touch ups and candy buckets are stocked for trick-or-treaters, it’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of this upcoming Halloween. We here at The Capitol View Live wanted to take a moment to share with you some Halloween related information and resources that we have compiled. Below are some common sense tips compiled from the various organizations including AAA. We encourage all members of the Commonwealth to follow these safety tips to ensure a fun filled Halloween.

See and Be Seen

Be bright on Halloween night! A few additional costume accessories could help provide for a safe and fun Halloween.

1. Use reflective tape or stickers on your costume of treat bags.

2. Masks can block your vision. Instead, use non-toxic face paint.

3. To prevent trips and falls, make sure costumes and shoes are well-fitted.

4. Costume accessories should be soft and flexible, not sharp and pointy.

5. Carry a flashlight!

Road Rules

The roads and streets throughout the Commonwealth will not only be cluttered with trick-or-treaters, but eager party goers driving to their spooky holiday celebrations. Abiding by these road rules, drivers and pedestrians alike can safely enjoy their Halloween festivities.

1. Look all ways and listen for traffic before crossing.

2. Cross at corners, not between parked cars.

3. If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.

4. Walk, don’t run.

5. Use caution when crossing, entering and exiting driveways.

6. Obey traffic signals.

7. Trick or treat with a group and bring a trusted adult.

Candy Caution

Everyone likes to indulge in their favorite sweet treats during Halloween. Following these few tips will ensure your health and safety!

1. Eat candy in moderation. Eating all of your Halloween candy at one time could lead to stomach aches and cavities. Make the Halloween spirit last and save some treats for later.

2. Check for tampered wrappings. Have an adult go through trick-or-treaters goody bags to make sure the candy is safe to eat.

We hope you find these tips helpful, and we wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween!