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Yes, it’s almost that time of year. Time to go over the Halloween safety basics!

For the Kids…

  • Carry a flashlight
  • Walk, don’t run
  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods
  • Don’t cut across yards or driveways
  • Wear a watch you can read in the dark
  • Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground
  • Shoes should fit (even if they don’t go with your costume)
  • Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house
  • Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props
  • If no sidewalk walk on the left side of the road facing traffic
  • Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape
  • Approach only houses that are lit
  • Do not go inside anyone’s house
  • Do not go alone

For the Parents…

  • Make your child eat dinner before setting out
  • Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult
  • If your children go on their own, be sure they wear a watch, preferably one that can be read in the dark
  • If you buy a costume, look for one made of flame- retardant material
  • Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home
  • You should know where they’re going
  • Although tampering is rare, tell children to bring the candy home to be inspected before consuming anything
  • Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspect
(Halloween Safety-Flyer)
Information Provided by:
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Trauma Services
2300 Round Rock Ave., Suite 201
Round Rock, Texas 76881
512-341-6612

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