13 Top Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

It’s time for pumpkins, spooky costumes, and lots of Halloween fun.  From Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene to the Spokane Valley, little goblins and ghosts will be ringing doorbells and filling their bags with all sorts of treats.  At Knudtsen Chevrolet, we have a 75-year history of community involvement. That’s why our family wants your family to be safe this Halloween. So we’ve come up with our 13 top tips for a “S.A.F.E. H.A.L.L.O.W.E.E.N.”

Halloween Safety Tips





  1. Short, soft, and bendable knives, swords, and other costume weaponry helps avoid accidental injury. Never use sharp or pointed object, and never point any toy guns or knives at someone; even in fun.
  2. Always go trick-or-treating with a trusted adult or group. Don’t ever go out alone.
  3. Fasten reflective tape on bags, costumes, and accessories so that drivers can easily see you.
  4. Examine before you eat. Look for any tampering or suspicious-looking candy.
  5. Hold a flashlight so cars can see you and to avoid trips and falls. Walk; don’t run, to homes, and always use marked crosswalks whenever possible.
  6. Always test makeup for safety on a small area before applying. To avoid possible eye and skin irritation, remove all makeup right after your trick or treating is done.
  7. Look both ways and hold an adult’s hand when crossing the street. Watch for oncoming cars that may not see you.
  8. Lower the risk of eye injury by never using decorative contact lenses.
  9. Only use sidewalks. Or, if you live in an area without sidewalks, be sure to walk facing traffic on the far edge of the road so you can see cars coming before they see you.
  10. Wear costumes, shoes, and especially masks that fit properly. Loose-fitting costumes or improperly worn masks can cause trips and falls.
  11. Eat candies and treats that are factory-wrapped or bought from a store. Avoid any homemade treats or unwrapped sweets.
  12. Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult, and only if you know the people you’re visiting (like a neighbor or relative). Never ride with strangers and avoid walk up to dark houses.
  13. Avoid walking close to anything with an open flame, such as decorative candles or luminaries (bags with candles inside). Make sure that you are wearing flame-resistant costumes. And remember to “stop, drop, and roll” for fire-safety.

Be sure to have your children follow these 13 “Safe Halloween” rules for a happy trick-or-treating experience.

Accidents are scary. But getting your car repaired shouldn’t be.

We’ve been proudly serving the northwestern Idaho and Eastern Washington area for 75 years. We offer you a number of special services you just won’t find anywhere else. Like our “Northwest Fender Bender.”

Accidents do happen. And when they do, our I-Car Gold Class Certified technicians will make your ride look and drive like new. We service and repair all makes and models. Our state-of-the-art facilities are GM-Certified, and we’re an Authorized Direct Repair facility for the following insurance companies: USAA; Farmers; Nationwide; Met Life; and Travelers. Of course, we’re happy to work with all insurance companies on your behalf so you can get back on the road as quickly and as hassle-free as possible.

We’ll treat you to some great deals

in the market for a new or certified pre-owned car? We promise “no tricks,” because it’s always a “treat” to shop at Knudtsen Chevrolet. Stop by and check out our extensive inventory of 2015 Chevy cars, SUVs, minivans, and trucks. We also are proud to showcase the awesome 2015 Corvette Stingray, “America’s Supercar,” and the muscular 2015 Chevy Camaro. Additionally, we offer a wide selection of certified Knudtsen “Wheel Deal” pre-owned cars. We’re conveniently located at 1900 Polston Ave., Post Falls, ID 83854. Contact us at: 877-270-3220.
Have a Happy (and safe!) Halloween from all your friends at Knudtsen Chevrolet.


For more Halloween safety tips, visit http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/ or http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween//

Learn more about Halloween food safety at http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm187021.htm

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