31 Oct Halloween Can Raise Safety Concerns – Stay Protected from Halloween Mishaps with these Helpful Tips.
Spooky season is well underway, and with that comes zombies and superheroes stopping at your door. Halloween should be full of fun and games for you and your families, so don’t get tricked when giving treats.
There are a number of Halloween mishaps that could ruin your fun during this holiday. Look for other ways to stay covered this year by reviewing the common mishaps below and tips to avoid them.
Tips to avoid Halloween Mishaps:
Tricksters damaging your car.
Last year, insurance claims related to car vandalism increased on Halloween, with projectile objects ranging from raw eggs, pumpkins and rocks. Avoid letting this sort of prank affect you by parking your car in your garage.
Candles could cause a fire.
Candles and electric decorations can add a nice touch to the yard during Halloween season, however, it’s important to know that these decorations may cause fires. Residential fires are more common around Halloween according to the U.S. Fire Administration. It is easy for a pet or child trick-or-treating at your door to accidentally knock over that lit candle in your carved pumpkin. Prevent a fire caused by candles by using battery-powered candles or glowsticks in your pumpkins.
A trick-or-treater gets hurt on your property.
Even when remaining safe while handing out candy during Halloween, there is always a chance that someone may get hurt on your property. Before the night of trick-or-treating begins, be sure to clean your yard and driveway. Remove leaves and brush to create a clear path to your home.
Trick-or-Treaters act unpredictably
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, besides New Year’s, Halloween sees a higher number of pedestrian deaths than any other night of the year. As the night moves on and it gets darker, trick-or-treaters may be hard to see. Be aware of your surroundings while driving and drive more cautiously.
Dogs can get excited or protective when there are many new visitors and an overwhelmed dog may end up biting a visitor which could cause havoc. Even the most well-behaved dogs can become overwhelmed by a large number of new people coming to the door. Protect yourself and the kids coming to trick-or-treat by keeping your family dog inside or behind a fence.