Halloween Safety Month

Halloween is a magical time. People get to watch their favorite scary movies, dress up, go trick-or-treating, and have fun with their friends and family members. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when many accidents happen. According to statistics, there are 22% more fatal crashes on Halloween than on a typical day, and 18% of the people who die in fatal crashes are children.

Children also have a 50% higher chance of dying on Halloween than on an average day. That’s why it’s important for people to take the proper precautions during this night of fun. Fortunately, October also happens to be Halloween Safety Month — a month that reminds everyone to take the proper precautions to ensure that everyone has fun in a safe manner.

The History of Halloween Safety Month

Even though we couldn’t determine the exact year when Halloween Safety Month was created, we do know it was invented by the National Safety Council. They created it to raise the public’s awareness about the importance of following safety measures while enjoying Halloween.

Some Halloween Safety Tips

We would be remiss in our duties if we didn’t at least list some Halloween safety tips for our readers. The following list includes some of the tips that people are going to want to observe to help keep their families safe during this holiday. For even more safety tips, we encourage everyone to visit the National Safety Council’s website.

  • All costumes and wigs used on Halloween should be flame-resistant, as should all accessories.
  • Children should have reflective tape applied to their bags and costumes if they are allowed out past dark.
  • Children should also be given glow sticks for them to carry with them.
  • Halloween makeup is preferred over masks because it doesn’t obscure the child’s vision.
  • However, all Halloween makeup should be checked to make sure it’s non-toxic and that the child isn’t allergic to it.
  • All Halloween makeup should be removed from the child before they go to bed.
  • Adults should always accompany children while they’re trick-or-treating.
  • Parents should check the child’s candy before the child eats it, especially if the child has food allergies.
  • Children shouldn’t be on their digital devices while trick-or-treating.

Observing Halloween Safety Month

Everyone should take a moment and look at the above safety tips to ensure that they’re enjoying this month in a manner that’s safe for them and their children. People should also spread the news about this month using the hashtag #HalloweenSafetyMonth so that other people can also take precautions that will protect them and their loved ones.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday
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