Tips for a Safe, Spooktacular Halloween

Calendar October 31, 2018

Neighborhoods across East Texas will be filled with trick-or-treaters on (today) Wednesday, October 31st. That means there will not only be more little pedestrians on the road, there could also be more cars traveling to your neighborhood for Halloween parties or to trick-or-treat.

Did you know that 16,706 patients were treated in 2017 for Halloween-related injuries? That’s according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Trick-or-treating can be dangerous if you don’t use caution near traffic and other distractions. So, as you and your family prepare your candy route, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons wants to ensure families are prepared with safety tips to get you through the day injury free.

Experts say to remind your children to look up while walking and to pay attention to the people, objects and possible obstacles in their path.

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