Make safety a part of your Halloween ritual

Many of you are probably preparing for this weekend’s Halloween festivities. Whether you’re piecing together the last part of your costume or getting your house decked out for a wicked party, there is definitely a lot to look forward to during this exciting time of year.

However, while it’s great to go out and have fun, safety is also important to keep in mind.

When we were younger, our parents taught us about “stranger danger.” During Halloween, it is a common ritual for parents to go trick-or-treating with their children and then check their loot to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with.

Our days of trick-or-treating are just a fond childhood memory for most of us. But this does not mean we should disregard safety precautions when it comes to going out on Halloween.

For example, if you choose to drink, make sure you don’t accept a drink from a stranger or drink from any vessel that has been left
unattended. You don’t know what could be in these potentially dangerous drinks.

Avoid driving. Any holiday means drunken drivers will be hitting the roads after their functions. There has already been one serious accident at Linfield, and it would be a tragedy if another one occurred.

You also must be cautious of children who are out trick-or-treating with their families and friends. If you have to drive, take extra care at
crosswalks and stop signs and always be on the lookout for trick-or-treaters.

Travel with a group of friends, look out for each other, and be cautious of who and what’s around you. You never know what kind of people will be out and about on Halloween, and safety comes in numbers.

We hope you all have a safe and fun Halloween.

-The Review Editorial Board

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