10: It’s all about that bass, I mean Costume. Make sure you can move in it. Like you can run if you need to. Make sure you can be seen, especially by drivers who are distracted (or even worse, drunk). That means avoid all black costumes outside in the dark night unless you have something with you to make you visible (flashlight, glow sticks, etc).
9: More about drunk drivers: Watch out for them. And don’t be one. Drunk driving is a thing on Halloween now. As bad, and sometimes worse than on New Year’s Eve. Pay attention to where you are walking and don’t dart suddenly in front of cars. You won’t believe this, but more pedestrians between the ages of 12 and 18 get killed by cars on Halloween than on any other night of the year. And 1/5 of those deaths are caused by drunk drivers.
8: Stick with your friends. Spooky (and not in a good way) people are more likely to mess with you if you are alone. Keep an eye out for your friends too. If a friend is drunk and unsafe, get him or her to a safe place.
I mean, who wants to vomit on Halloween?
And like we talked about in #9, more kids get killed by cars on Halloween than any other day of the year.
2: Watch those not so mysterious potions too….: So even if you pour your own drinks, you might be opting to pour alcoholic ones. Now, I’m not supporting that, but you are making your own choices here. And I always want teens to know that alcohol poisoning is a problem. And being drunk (or high or whatever) will make your judgment take a vacation. So you might run out in front of cars yourselves, or wander off with some cute stranger, or decide you want to try to fly your own broomstick off a roof. Seriously, make sure you are in control of yourself. And keep an eye out for your friends. Remember #8!