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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Homeowners

Posted Oct 24th, 2016 in General, Insurance Tips, Home Insurance, Did You Know?, In the News

If you are a parent or homeowner, we have tips for you to ensure your property and children are safe this Halloween.  

Halloween is quickly approaching and with all the candy-filled excitement in the air we wanted to share some Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Homeowners for #oct31.

Halloween Safety Tips, Youngs Insurance, Ontario#Spooky Halloween Safety Tips for Children

  • Children under the age of 12 should have adult supervision on Halloween night
  • It is recommended that you travel in groups of 3 or more
  • Stay in populated area’s
  • Follow street safety – cross at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Children must make eye contact with drivers before they cross in front of them
  • It is important that children have an identification card on them
  • Wear reflective tape on your costume (front and back)
  • A mask that can obstruct a child’s vision, face paint or make-up is safer
  • Use flexible props so that if someone falls onto one they do not get hurt
  • Use flash lights when walking to ensure drivers can see you
  • Bring a cell phone (in case of emergency) but do not walk and text!
  • Don’t visit houses that are not well lit and never enter a stranger's house
  • Don't criss-cross back and forth across the street - work your way up one side of the street, and then start on the other
  • If you have any allergies, tell the person who is giving out the treats
  • Children shouldn’t eat treats before parents look through treats to ensure everything is okay

#Creepy Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners

  • Ensure all outdoor lighting works (replace burnt-out bulbs) and have all outdoor lighting on for trick-or-treaters
  • Remove anything that could be a tripping hazard, including Halloween decorations, wet leaves, etc.
  • It is safer to use flameless (battery-powered) candles in your pumpkins, rather than real candles
  • If you insist on using candles on your property, be sure that an adult is outside with them supervising at all times
  • Be aware of allergies – consider peanut free candy, or alternatives such as stickers, erasers, etc.

From everyone at Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc. we ask that if you are driving on Halloween night, please be extra careful – drive slowly, anticipate pedestrian traffic and ensure you have your headlights on.

We hope you enjoy our Halloween safety tips for homeowners and parents and you enjoy a safe and Spooktacular Halloween!

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