Halloween Injury Prevention

Category: Education, Spinal Injuries, Sport Injuries

Happy HalloweenWhile this Halloween is sure to be a time of fun tricks and treats for both kids and adults, it’s also a holiday that increases our risk for preventable injuries and accidents.

More pedestrians get injured on Halloween than on any other holiday, as most trick-or-treating festivities begin around the time many people are heading home from work, and end long after it’s dark out.

Normally empty neighborhood roads are more populated with pedestrian traffic, and some Halloween costumes can obscure vision and limit movement — a dangerous combination and one that further increases our risk for getting hurt.

Luckily, there are plenty of simple things you can do to keep your whole family safe and ensure a spook-tacular Halloween for everyone.

Injury-Proof Your Costumes

Make sure yours and your child’s costume fit correctly, and that no extra fabric hands past the hands or gets stuck under the feet while walking around.

Masks shouldn’t obstruct vision. If possible, use face make-up instead.

Make costumes more visible by using reflective tape, or carrying glow sticks or flashlights on neighborhood streets

Keep Kids Safe

Remind children to look twice for cars before crossing streets, and to stick to sidewalks where possible.

Prevent kids from dashing across streets and yards.

Make children’s costumes as visible as possible for motorists.

Drive Carefully

Drive slowly and cautiously, and avoid going around other stopped vehicles on neighborhood streets.

Stay off the phone, and avoid texting and driving.

Keep a more attentive eye out for pedestrians, especially kids and pets

Have a safe and Happy Halloween from all of us here at Sovereign Rehabilitation.

Posted on behalf of Sovereign Rehabilitation

Sovereign Rehabilitation – Atlanta Physical Therapist
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Atlanta, GA 30342
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