Trick + Treat + Safe = You!

Trick + Treat + Safe = You!

Happy Halloween!

One of the most fun times for kids ever. Dress up however you want, walk up to house after house and people give you candy. What a dream. And it should be for a kid. We don't want to take away the dream, we want to ensure your situational awareness is high enough that you can be proactive and safe.

Here are a few tips were aggregated as you head out:

  • Never trick-or-treat alone. Have at least two friends go with you.
  • Plan your entire route and make sure your friends or family knows what it is.
  • Carry a bright flashlight to illuminate sidewalks, steps and paths. Use new flashlight batteries and check it before you leave the house.
  • Always WALK, do not run.
  • Stay on sidewalks. If there is not a sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. Walk single file, facing the traffic.
  • Obey traffic signals and only cross at corners.
  • Don't assume you have the right of way.
  • Because one car stops, it doesn't mean others will.
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods.
  • Don't cut across yards or driveways.
  • Wear a watch you can read in the dark. 
  • Avoid wearing masks you can't see clearly out of.
  • Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props. 
  • Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape.
  • Make sure your costume doesn't drag on the ground or you might trip on it.
  • Visit houses that have lights on.
  • Accept treats only in the doorway. Never go inside a house.
  • Always carry a spare Halloween bag just in case yours breaks.
  • Always be polite and don't forget to say "Trick-or-Treat" and "Thank You"!

From all of us at SOLO Secure, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween!

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