Trick Or Treat Safety Tips

Representing Orlando, Tampa, Miami and Nearby Areas of Florida

It’s that time of year again. You’ve picked costumes, stocked up on candy and are ready to send the kids out the door. It’s Halloween! This evening ritual is fun for kids and parents alike, but there are a few things to consider before sending the little ones out for the night.

Power in numbers. Whether they have a chaperon or not, it’s best when children travel in numbers. The more people there are, the safer the situation.

Be visible. Kids may struggle with the idea of ruining the look of their costume with reflector tape, but you may get less pushback if you make their Halloween bag the visible obstacle for vehicles.

Space & time. Set guidelines on how far your children can venture beyond the neighborhood and schedule a check-in time. Planning ahead will force both you and your children to be accountable for a safe evening.

Stranger danger. Make sure you express to your children how important it is to never go into a stranger’s house or accept a ride from someone they don’t recognize.

Inspect edibles. Have your children dump all their candy on the floor and inspect the lot to make sure everything is factory wrapped and has not been tapered with.

Halloween can be very exciting, but it’s important to take proper precautions to ensure that the evening is safe for everyone. We hope you’ll consider the suggestions above and make your Halloween a memorable one. If we can help protect you or your family in any personal legal matters this season or any time of year, please don’t hesitate to call.