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Practice Safety During the Halloween Season

By Brandi Goodman 

Everyone knows October 31 is Halloween. What many people may not realize is that the entire month of October is deemed Halloween Safety Month. With children out walking the streets as they go door-to-door trolling for candy, it's more important than ever to find ways to keep them safe. The way you drive, type of costume you provide, and instructions discussed with your children, all play a role in making sure the Halloween season is safe for your kids.

Avoid Devices When You're Walking

You should encourage your kids not to be on their phones or other devices when they're out trick-or-treating or otherwise walking around. They may be paying too much attention to their phones and not look at where they're going. This can lead to accidents. You also should avoid using devices when walking for the same reason. It's too big of a distraction and not a safe practice.

Drive Slowly

On days such as Halloween when you know more people than usual will be out walking, you want to be sure to drive slowly. Use extra caution when in your vehicle so you are always on the lookout for kids in costumes that may show up unexpectedly. It may be inconvenient at times to wait for pedestrians to cross, but the safety of everyone in the community is important. 

Add Reflective Tape to Costumes

Dark costumes can lead to accidents because it's difficult for drivers to see them at night. Add reflective tape to your kids' costumes so they are easily visible. It's also best to avoid large masks that are hard to see from. They can affect a child's vision so he or she cannot fully see their surroundings. 

Get Chiropractic Care for Yourselves and Your Children

School may already be taking its toll on a child's body. The heavy backpacks and sitting for hours may be causing back pain that they aren't telling you about. Add the many Halloween and fall events that kids like to attend and they may have even more pain than usual. You and your children should all be going to the chiropractor for regular care if you want to keep your bodies safe and protected from pain and potential injuries. 

Have a safe and healthy Halloween by considering your surroundings and using caution this season. You always want to keep your children safe and well and should help to look out for other kids in the community also as you drive. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Snellville, Ga.

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