Trick or Treating always seems like a kid-friendly, safe event. However, it can be one of the most dangerous activities possible. If candies or treats are not individually wrapped, it is possible that they are poisoned or expired. This can cause trick-or-treaters to have food poisoning, or in the worst-case scenario, an ambulance will be needed. Make sure to always throw out suspicious-looking candies that are unwrapped or opened, and eat only brand name candies; unless you are trick or treating at your friend’s or neighbor’s houses.
Other than poisoning, traffic accidents are very common on Halloween night. Through the confusion, fright, crowd and tumultuous atmosphere, it’s easy for people to notice cars. If you’re planning to coast on the street, make sure you travel in a group with a flashlight. It’s better to lose a few dollars than to lose a life.
Lastly of all, murder is an unlikely but possible event that can take place on Halloween. With all the parties, masks, and haunted houses, it’s easy to be victimized and killed. Even worse, if the abuser has a costume on, it will be hard to track him down. Walking with a group of friends is crucial because there are millions of disguises. That way, if you end up getting hurt, there will be help.
All in all, Halloween, without a doubt, is one of the most thrilling holidays. However, it’s important to value and balance safety with fun. As long as precautions are taken, Halloween night will be a night to remember.