Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | GrandCanyonTourGuide.com
Williams News | Williams, Arizona

home : opinions : editorials October 19, 2014


10/25/2011 12:49:00 PM
Editorial: Have fun, but stay safe while trick or treating

Lynda Duffy
Former Editor


Monday is Halloween. Drivers will be sharing the road with miniature ghouls and goblins when children of all ages take to the streets to trick-or-treat. Homeowners should prepare for trick-or-treaters as well by checking their properties for hazards.

While we encourage all to have fun, we offer these following tips for a safe Halloween -

• Trick-or-treaters should wear light-colored clothing that's short enough to prevent tripping. Add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of the costume.

• Make sure children can see well through facemasks. Makeup rather than masks should actually be worn to assure that children have a clear view of their surroundings.

• Trick-or-treaters should always be accompanied by an adult or travel in a group.

• Go out in the daylight and carry a flashlight in the event of a delay. Although it's best for children to complete those trick-or-treat rounds during daylight, some find it more fun to stay out later. Drivers need to be particularly careful after dark and when driving either over a hill or around a curve where visibility may be limited. Turn on those high beams for greater visibility.

• When trick-or-treating, stay within your neighborhood and visit only homes with which you are familiar.

• Watch for traffic. Trick-or-treaters may become caught up in the excitement of the day and not be as careful as they should. They should always cross at corners and look both ways before crossing. However, drivers need to keep a careful eye on the road and on the sidewalk, in the event that anyone darts out from between parked cars.

• Children should stay on the sidewalk. If a sidewalk is not available, walk facing the line of traffic.

• Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy. Children should be instructed not to eat any unwrapped candy or treats until they return home. Parents should carefully examine the contents of those Halloween bags prior to children consuming those goodies. Anything that appears questionable or unfamiliar should be discarded.

• Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.

• Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers and swords. Substitute these props with foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.

• Homeowners should clear their yards of anything that can be tripped over. Be sure to have a front porch or walkway light on. The more lights, the better.

• If you drink alcohol, don't drive.

Have a safe and ghoulishly, festive Halloween.


    Recently Commented     Most Viewed
Williams School Board Candidates face off in candidate forum
Editorial: Not to toot our own horn, but we won some awards
Williams High School students find a community voice through Youth Advisory Council
John E. Wagoner
Fate of impact fees in Williams unclear




Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public.Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Williams, AZ
Click for weather forecast



Find It Features Blogs Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications
Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
© Copyright 2014 Western News&Info, Inc.® Williams-Grand Canyon News is the information source for Williams, Arizona and surrounding communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. Williams News Online is a service of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, williamsnews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Williams News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2014 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved