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Pick a Safe Trick-Or-Treating Route This Halloween!

With Halloween right around the corner, it is easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of the holiday and forget to review the essential trick-or-treating safety guidelines with your child.

Every year across the U.S, there are far too many accidents that take place on Halloween night that result in tragedy. These accidents can easily be prevented if children are taught safety guidelines to obey while trick-or-treating. In order to help, parents can do their part by educating their children about these important Halloween safety tips.

Discuss with your children the following safety tips to ensure maximum safety this Halloween, according to KidsHealth:

-Limit trick-or-treating festivities to your neighborhood, where you and your children are familiar with the surrounding area and people
-Pick paths that have sidewalks and street lights
-Never trick or treat at poorly lit homes
-Accompany children 12 or younger while they trick or treat
-For children trick-or-treating on their own, find out what path they will be taking and what time they will be home
-Make sure children trick-or-treating without an adult have a fully-charged cellphone and know how to call 911 in the event they get lost
-Make sure children have a flashlight with fresh batteries
-Never assume motorists will stop for you; cross the street cautiously at the designated cross walk
-Advise children to walk from house to house- never run

The attorneys and staff at Gauthier Amedee want to do their part to help keep the trick-or-treaters of Baton Rouge, Gonzales and Prairieville safe. Please pick safe routes this Halloween and remember to review the safety guidelines above with your child.

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October 25th, 2016