It’s that time of year again, and KHTS wants to wish you a safe and Happy Halloween.
We also want to urge parents to talk to your kids about safety tips on a night where child pedestrians are at twice at risk of injury than any other night of the year.
Safekids.org reports that only one-third of parents talk to their kids about Halloween safety although three-quarters report they have Halloween safety fears. Speak to your children about safety and join them while they trick or treat. Don’t allow your kids to trick or treat alone and make sure you hold the hand of kids 12 and under when crossing the street.
Ruthanne Levison of the Sand Canyon Home Owners association wants to remind out neighbors to secure your black cats for Halloween, they’ve reported that on Halloween gates are being opened and many dogs run away from home or horses can become spooked.
“Plan ahead and be prepared for halloween traffic, there are going to be children walking from house to house, business to business and around in parking lots. It’s always best to be diligent in your travels and aware of your surroundings.” Said CHP Public Information Officer John Lutz, adding “Plan a route to and from your home for your children and make sure that they can easily contact you when they are out trick-or-treating and for the adults, make sure you organize alternative transport if you are at a party where alcohol is being served and consumed.”
As local CHP officers often say: “Safety is everyone’s responsibility.”
The Center for Disease Control urges drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.
A healthier choice of treats for trick-or-treaters, such as low-calorie treats and drinks, and for party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables and cheeses, are also encouraged.
Click here for more safety tips at the Center for Disease Control.
KHTS wishes you a safe and Happy Halloween.