Keeping yourself safe on Halloween (Adults)

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Though a lot of tips for Halloween focus on safety for children who are trick-or-treating, adults should also focus on their own safety.  Some ways to ensure your safety on this Halloween include:

  • If you are planning to do any driving on Halloween night, be extra cautious and diligent about watching for anyone/thing who may run in front of your car
  • If you can avoid being out, stay indoors.  Otherwise, avoid darkened sidewalks and parks; stay in very well-lit areas and in groups, if possible.  Remember safety in numbers.
  • It has been getting colder as we have been steadily approaching winter.  Though warming centers are not yet open, there are still steps that can be taken, such as:
    • Lots of layers – thermals, thick gloves, hats, and earmuffs are key items
    • Layer blankets, especially if you are staying in a car
    • Hot water bottles
    • Another car tip is to utilize a car cover.  Be sure that your car is off if you intend to use this method.
  • If you are planning to pass out candy, consider inviting a friend or two to assist

Some useful articles with general tips and safety info are:

  1. http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/how-to-survive-being-homeless/
  2. http://www.fortmorgantimes.com/fort-morgan-local-news/ci_24205980/tips-halloween-safety-older-adults-morgan-county
  3. http://guide2homelessness.blogspot.com/2004/10/introduction-to-project.html
  4. http://ehs.okstate.edu/kopykit/halloween.pdf
  5. http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/halloween-safety-tips-kids-adults/story?id=20703598
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