Safety tips to have a fun, safe Halloween Night!

Safety tips to have a fun, safe Halloween Night!

The City of Spokane wants everyone to be safe and sound this Halloween, and has put out a list of safety reminders for Spokane residents.

They want people to exercise safe walking, driving, costumes and decorations.

Safe walking

Use traffic signals and crosswalks, and cross streets safely
Keep your head up when walking, and off your electronic devices
Use sidewalks and paths, or walk against traffic as far to the left as possible
Keep an eye out for cars turning or backing up

Safe driving

Slow down and use caution in residential areas
Take extra time at intersections, and near medians and curbs
Watch for kids crossing in the middle of the street
Enter and exit driveways and alleyways cautiously
Keep phones away
Turn on headlights earlier in the day

Safe costumes

Have kids carry a glow stick or flashlight to see and help be seen
Use reflective tape and stickers on kids’ costumes and bags
Consider non-toxic facepaint or makeup over masks, to help vision

Safe decorations

Use battery-operated candles or glow sticks in jack-o-lanterns
Keep all exits clear of decorations in case of emergency
Keep dry, flammable decorations away from open flames or heat sources

You can find more information at Safe Kids Worldwide.