How to have a safe and happy Halloween

How to have a safe and happy Halloween

Zoe Harris, staff writer

Halloween is one of the most exciting days of the year for many.

It’s a day that feels magical. It’s a day where you can dress up as anything you want, enjoy the crisp fall chill, and get candy (for free!). Halloween is also a day where you don’t have to worry about respecting tradition and acting well. Statistically,  “There are on average 17 percent more crime-related claims on Halloween,” risk control experts say.

For all of its charm, it is undeniable that Halloween lights a different spark in people as well. One that craves danger.

Halloween is a celebration, and no one should have to worry about their safety on such a fun night. Here are some tips on how to have a safe, happy Halloween. 

One basic tip is to be aware of cars. Avoid jaywalking and make use of the traffic lights and crosswalks. No one wants to spend their trick-or-treating time in a hospital. Additionally, try to avoid running when you can. Don’t add to the paranoia! 

Something else you can do to stay comfortable on Halloween you will need to make sure you’re dressed according to the weather. It’s no fun to have to put a jacket on over your costume, but it gets really cold. If you’re planning on staying indoors, that’s different. But being freezing on Halloween is not a fun experience. 

Something you can do to have a happy time this upcoming Halloween is to plan your night ahead. If you have an idea of where you want to go and who you’re going to be with, you can easily avoid mishaps.  Buy your costume in advance and double check all of your plans before leaving. It will feel more enjoyable if you’re not scrambling to get everything together.

Have a great Halloween.