Nobody is interested in experiencing a real scare this Halloween….
So with a little preparation and a lot of caution, the little goblins and gremlins in your house are sure to have a ghostly time Wednesday night trick or treating across Montgomery, Prattville, Auburn and throughout Alabama.
Darth Vader sounded like a good costume choice in the store, but it may not be the safest trick-or-treating choice. You might want to add some reflective tape to their outfit so that cars will be able to see them. A light saber is an elegant weapon for a civilized age, but a flashlight is never a bad idea either—that way your little ones will stand out and be able to see where they’re going at the same time.
If you do not shamble along with your child’s Zombie posse, do make a point of knowing the exact route they will be taking to leave the guesswork out of finding them. If they do go out alone, make sure they take a cell phone or a list of emergency contacts with them just in case they get lost or something happens.
If you happen to be driving when the festivities are in full tilt, leave your cell phone off! It only takes a moment to change your life and that of someone else. Drive slowly and be on the lookout for kids being kids; most pedestrian deaths do not occur at intersections. Remember that the excitement of Halloween may drain your brain of everything but the next house offering free candy.
Finally, remind youngsters over and over again how to cross a street safely and properly—to always look both ways before crossing, and always use crosswalks or cross at corners. Threaten to take 50% of their night’s haul if you have to, just to be sure everyone enjoys a safe and fabulous Halloween.
Happy Halloween from the sales and service staff at Jack Ingram Motors in Montgomery!
We hope you all have a fun-filled night of trick or treating and stay safe.