Avoiding a Scary Accident this Halloween

Ghouls, ghosts, and goblins run door to door saying, “trick or treat.” While these little monsters might give you a good fright, insurance claims can do the same.

According to the National Safety Council, Halloween is one of the most dangerous holidays. Aside from accidents at your home, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car while trick-or-treating on Halloween than any other day of the year.

The below tips can help keep your trick-or-treater safe as well as your home this Halloween.

Trick or treating safety

  • Always accompany kids when trick-or-treating.
  • Walk on the sidewalks rather than in the street.
  • Pay attention while crossing roads, use crosswalks, and look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Use reflective tape on your kids’ costumes to make them more visible to drivers in the dark.

Home safety

  • Keep the inside and outside of your home brightly lit – especially your front porch.
  • Remove all tripping hazards from your driveway, sidewalks, and steps.
  • Check extension cords to make sure they are suitable for outside usage to avoid an unexpected fire.
  • Utilize battery-operated candles for your jack-o’-lanterns.

Driving safety 

  • Drive slowly in neighborhoods and be alert for kids trick-or-treating at all times.
  • Avoid distracted driving.
  • Be extra cautious at intersections and corners where trick-or-treaters may be walking.
  • Back in and out of driveways carefully.



National Safety Council

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