Law Offices of Prosper Shaked October 2019 (305) 690-0244

October 2019

How to Stay Safe and Find the Best Candy

Halloween is a fun time for the whole family. Horror lovers like myself get to watch the latest scary movies, while sweet-toothed kids can stock up on the best candy. However, if you have children who are excited about the spooky season, you can never be too safe while trick-or-treating. Here are some safety tips to ensure your little Avenger or goblin is safe this spooky season and my recommendation for the best neighborhood to go to this Halloween! Don’t Be Afraid to Glow If your child is wearing a dark-colored costume, make sure they are still visible when the sun sets. Add reflective tape or glow-in-the-dark duct tape to their costumes or bags. Avoid dressing your children in oversized shoes or in accessories that fall below the waistline to reduce the risk of tripping in walkways and roadways. Demystify the Rules of the Road Double-check that your trick-or-treaters know the basic rules of the road this fall. This includes pedestrian safety tips, like utilizing crosswalks and walking against the flow of traffic if there’s no sidewalk, to name a few. Even if there is no one on the street, ensure they know to only “My top pick for trick- or-treating is the Bay Harbor neighborhood, a fantastic area where the entire community really embraces the Halloween spirit.”

Where to Trick-or-Treat My top pick for trick-or-treating is the Bay Harbor neighborhood, a fantastic area where the entire community really embraces the Halloween spirit. Police roam the neighborhood on Halloween, so it’s a pretty safe area. I spent my trick-or-treating years there, and I had a blast. While the houses don’t do a whole lot of decorating, they make it up in candy. Reese’s, Nerds, and king-sized candy bars — they have it all! My parents still live in the neighborhood, so they always stock up on candy and are completely out by the end of the night! The entire area is well-maintained and well-kept, and I really can’t recommend it enough. I hope everyone has a great Halloween. If you’re caught in an accident on the road this spooky season, don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach my office anytime at (305) 690-0244 or visit our website at

cross when the light for oncoming traffic is red; it’s never a good idea to dart out onto the road at night. Find the Right Treats Many kids have food allergies, and even though parents do an excellent job of going through their candy before they eat any, it never hurts to stock up on allergy-free candy. Peeps, Smarties, and Mike and Ikes are great alternatives that don’t contain gluten, wheat, milk, soy, and five other common allergens. If you want to be completely safe, ditch candy altogether and offer up fun erasers and assorted stickers as substitutes. Make Your House Haunted, Not Unsafe Consider the safety of trick-or-treaters who come to your door this ghostly season too. Do some upkeep in front of your house, clean up anything that could pose a tripping risk, and ensure the path up to your door, as well as your porch, is well lit.

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