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Be safe this Halloween with 8 tips from Amica


LINCOLN, R.I., Oct. 21, 2016 – Halloween can be a fun-filled experience for
children, parents and even pets, but safety should be the top priority. That’s why
Amica Insurance is sharing tips to help make it safe and enjoyable for everyone.

Safe Kids Worldwide and the ASPCA suggest the following tips to promote Halloween
safety:

When choosing a costume, be sure it’s the right size to prevent tripping and
falling.

Costumes and bags should be decorated with reflective stickers or tape. Children
should also carry flashlights to help them see and be seen.

Use face paint and makeup whenever possible, as masks can limit a child’s vision.

Always walk on sidewalks or paths, and keep your head up. Only cross the street at
corners, and use traffic signals and crosswalks. Be sure to look left, right and
left again when crossing.

Children should make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them, and
they should always pay attention for cars that are turning or backing up.

Kids ages 11 or younger should not be alone at night without an adult. Children who
are out without supervision should stay in areas that are familiar and well-lit,
and they should trick-or-treat in groups.

Keep all candy – especially dark or baking chocolate – away from pets, as it can be
toxic to them.

While opening the door for guests, keep the dog or cat from darting outside. Also,
make sure your pet is wearing the proper identification tags in the event he or she
does escape.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was
founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer
of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through
Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than
3,500 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit
Amica.com.