The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 28, 2013

Tips to make this year's Halloween a safe one

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — In a Halloween season when “Miley Cyrus costume” is trending as a top Google Shopping search, good taste is questionable.

But common sense doesn’t have to be. Even if you’re dressing as a zombie, use your brain this Halloween to keep everyone safe.

Safe Kids Worldwide suggests walking on sidewalks, keeping crossings limited to corners, light signals and crosswalks. And keep an eye out for the other guy (in this case, the person behind the wheel of a moving vehicle).

Most importantly, drivers need to be on the lookout for ghouls gone wild.

Kiddos under the age of 12 should not trick or treat without adult supervision. In addition to your candy bag, it’s a good idea to carry glow sticks or flashlights to shine in the autumn night.

Consumer Reports also urges against decorative contact lenses, which can cause serious eye infections.

If you’re participating at your household, be sure to keep your home’s exterior well-lit and free of any obstacles.

Let’s all chip in to make this year’s Halloween safe and worry-free.