More Safety Tips – San Diego Halloween

Halloween – October 31st

Halloween Safety Tips

When escorting your little San Diego trick-or-treaters always insure that costumes are safe for extrended wear.  Make sure your child can see and breath easily.  If necessary, trim the length of costumes to avoid tripping.  Shoes should be worn at all times.

Be careful with jack-o-lanterns with candels or pumkins with candels and make sure no one gets too close, especially those with long wigs or costumes.

Carry a flashlight and give your young ones glow sticks or glow bracelets.  Use your flaslight to help everyone avoid trip hazards and to make sure autos see you.  Halloween should be fun and by making kids aware of potential hazards, all of you can have a good time.

If you are a driver on Halloween, plan for a nerve-wracking experience.  Trying to navigate San Diego and avoid all the small children crossing the streets everywhere can be a challenge.  Be alert, a little planning and knowledge on how to handle this unpredictable night can help you avoid a potential disaster.

Here are a few  steps you can take to keep yourself and pedestrians safe:

  • Drive Slowly

  • Be patient and take your time

  • Stay alert

  • Beware of cars transporting trick-or-treaters

  • Don’t stay our late

 Also see  Halloween Safety Tips – San Diego North County.

For things to do see Halloween Activities in San Diego 2011

Halloween Trivia

Halloween is one of the oldest holidays celebrated in the world.

It dates back more than 2000 years ago.

The largest pumpkin on record weighed over 1,500 pounds.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Orange and Black are the traditional colors of Halloween.

Halloween History

On Halloween, Irish peasants would beg the rich for food. For those that refused, they would play a practical joke. Thus “trick or treat.” To avoid being tricked, the rich would hand out fruit, candy, and cookies. This practice morphed into todays Halloween tradition. With such a large number taking part in Halloween festivities every year, it is important to remember some safety tips.

For planned things to do this Halloween, see my blog: “Halloween Activities in San Diego 2011.”

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