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Boo! 12 Tips for Playing it Safe this Halloween

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  • Post last modified:October 28, 2015

Boo! It’s the spookiest night of the year. But to avoid a night of real-life horrors this Halloween and keep your little ghouls and goblins safe, we offer these Trick-or-Treating tips, courtesy of Canyons District’s Risk Management Coordinator Kevin Ray:

HALLOWEEN DRIVING TRICKS TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Put the phone down!
  • Stay well below the posted speed limit.
  • Pay attention to what’s happening on sidewalks and roadways. Watch for children darting across streets, especially between parked cars.
  • Be extra alert when pulling in and out of driveways.
  • Do not assume children can see you or are paying attention.
  • Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway. They could be dropping off children.
  • If you are driving to a Halloween party, put that mask on after you park the car.

TIPS FOR THOSE ON THE ROAD IN SEARCH OF ‘TREATS’

  • Make sure drivers see the children. Give them flashlights and glow sticks. Dress kids in bright, reflective clothing or use reflective tape on their costumes.
  • Use makeup rather than masks, so children have a clear unobstructed view of their surroundings.
  • Be sure children know how to cross a street –look left, right, and left again before crossing.
  • Instruct children to stay on sidewalks and to cross only at corners or crosswalks.
  • Accompany your children as they trick or treat.

Note to CSD employees: Trick-or-treaters can start their night of sugar-fueled merry-making at Canyons District’s two administration buildings, CAB-East and CAB-West. Employees can bring their costumed little ones to the District Offices between 2:30 and 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 to make their way from office to office to fill their bags with treats.

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