Halloween Safety Is No Trick...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA 92593-B

It's that time of year again. Yup, Halloween or All Hallows Eve, is right around the corner. October 31st is the night in our community. So, just what is All Hallows Eve? I did some research and this is a synopsis of what I found.

Christian Holy Days are November 1, All Saints Day, and November 2, All Souls Day. The All Saints Day celebration was also called All-hallows or All-hallowmas (from Middle English Alholomesse meaning All Saints Day) and the night before it, the traditional night of the Samhain in the Celtic religion, began to be called All-Hallows Eve and eventually became known as Halloween. It was the day the Celts believed the barrier between the living and ghost/spirit world got especially thin.

 

 

Here are some tips from AAA to ensure your Halloween AND the Kids are safe.

Halloween Safety is No Trick

During October, there are 30% more deaths for pedestrians aged 5-14 than any other month. The week leading up to Halloween (October 24-31) is especially dangerous, with 43% of the pedestrian deaths in October occurring during just those 7 days.

The end of daylight savings time and shorter periods of sunlight are an added challenge. Keeping children safe as they enjoy Halloween celebrations means parents AND drivers need to be extra vigilant. Parents should spend some extra time with kids to remind them of safety rules, and drivers should do all they can to reduce glare and distractions    

 

Spooktacular Advice for Parents and Kids

  • Wear reflective tape or stickers on your costume and treat bag.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Consider non-toxic face paint instead of mask, which can block vision.
  • Costumes should fit well to prevent tripping, and accessories should be soft and flexible.
  • Walk, don’t run.
  • Never run out into the street, and never cross the street between parked cars.
  • Look all ways and listen for traffic before crossing.
  • Use the sidewalks.
  • Be careful when crossing driveways.
  • Go trick-or-treating in a group, and always with an adult.

Witchy Warnings for Drivers...

. Go slowly, especially through neighborhoods.

  • Remember, for many children, this is the first night they’ll be walking independently from parents.
  • Expect the unpredictable – children crossing between parked cars or running out in the street from mid-block.
  • Turn ON your headlights, even before dark, to improve the visibility of your vehicle.
  • Avoid distractions in all forms. Don’t look away from the road or talk on the phone (even hands-free ).
  • Obey all traffic signs and signals. Give yourself an extra second or two before proceeding after a stop.
  • 7. Scan the roadway far ahead to spot trick-or-treaters.
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I pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ will be kind to you and bless you with peace

2 Thessalonians 1:2

 

Doug Dawes REALTOR®, AWREP, LMC

Broker Sales Associate

KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY - Topsfield/Newburyport

49 Main Street
Topsfield, MA 01983
 978-887-3995  ~ Office
 978-270-3037  ~ Cell
 DougDawes@KW.com

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Doug.

First, we loved the last game the Red Sox won, it was a nail biter!  

There was a time when children had common sense, because their parents did. I think that the lack of of it came about with the 24/7 news that many tuned into, and they showed all the evil that abounds.  We have 8 grand nephews and nieces...they know all this, because their parents have lots of common sense...

Just my take on things...A

Oct 10, 2018 08:06 AM #5
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Hi Doug- Halloween safety is so important. Our wee ones are too excited about all of their goodies to remember the safety tips they've been taught. 

Oct 10, 2018 05:16 PM #6
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Good Morning Kathy Streib 

Great new profile picture. Yup, kids do get so excited they forget safety rules that's why we as drivers need to be hyper aware

Oct 11, 2018 05:58 AM #7
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Common sense seems to be a dwindling commodity and I agree with you that 24/7 news has had a negative effect.

Let's Go Red Sox!!!

Oct 11, 2018 06:00 AM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Doug what a series not sure how the next series will go GO RED SOXs now with that said you should be in a Red Sox outfit for your profile change:))Endre

Oct 11, 2018 10:46 PM #9
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Joan Cox
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Doug, great reminder we have to be mindful of the pedestrians this time of year! 

Oct 12, 2018 05:30 AM #10
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Endre Barath, Jr. 

Time of year I'm in Red Sox and Patriots hats and shirts but no pictures of such. I was very happy the won the nailbiter game 4 against NY.

Oct 12, 2018 08:27 PM #11
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Doug Dawes
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With population growing and drivers being impatient and in a hurry I have a great concern for pedestrians. I myself was crossing the street yesterday when an impatient and speeding driver aimed at me Joan Cox 

Oct 12, 2018 08:30 PM #12
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Doug, if I participate in the Profile Change you know I will be wearing a Red Sox outfit of sorts:)) at the minimum a Red Sox hat... now with that said I am nervous and concerned about the series, GO SOX, Endre

Oct 12, 2018 10:44 PM #13
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Doug and Endre Barath, Jr. your Red Sox play MY HOUSTON ASTROS ...LAST YEAR'S WORLD SERIES WINNERS tonight!!!!!!!

Oct 13, 2018 10:32 AM #14
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Doug how about today's game??? sorry Kathy Streib  not wanting to sound braggart but you must admit it was a hell of a good game today, Endre

Oct 18, 2018 11:39 PM #15
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Endre Barath, Jr. 

We, in the Red Sox Nation,  grew up disappointed over and over again with the Sox. Now they are going for their 4th World Series Title this decade!

Oct 20, 2018 04:29 AM #16
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Kathy Streib 

Your Astros are a very good team and scrappy. I congratulate them. BUT this years is the Red Sox year

Oct 20, 2018 04:30 AM #17
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Endre Barath, Jr. 

This is the year for the Red Sox. Did you know that since 2000 Boston Sports teams have played in 21 sports finals

Oct 20, 2018 04:32 AM #18
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Excellent post on information, facts, and tips as we get ready to celebrate our Halloween.  Believe we could use this reminder every year and especially in the fast-pace world we live.  Thank you,  Doug Dawes.    Roy Kelley also had a great post on this subject; worthy of  being repeated a few times. 

Oct 29, 2018 06:13 AM #19
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Roy Kelley
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This is timely advice to share.

Have an outstanding week.

Oct 29, 2018 08:10 AM #20
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning Jane Chaulklin-Schott 

Thank you for your acknowledgment. Our traffic has exploded and it is so important that kids, parents & drivers take extra caution

Oct 29, 2018 08:31 AM #21
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Doug Dawes
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Good Morning Roy Kelley 

Halloween is this Wednesday and the weather is predicted to be good. Extra caution is important

Oct 29, 2018 08:32 AM #22
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Roy Kelley
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The kids love our neighborhood. The houses are close together and all have sidewalks and well lighted streets.

Oct 29, 2018 08:40 AM #23
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Roy Kelley 

I think we get as many parents as kids. We are a small neighborhood and probably get 30 or 40 kids

Oct 29, 2018 08:42 AM #24
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