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5 Questions to Ask to Keep Your Haunting Brood Safe on Halloween

Despite the fact that Halloween in Spokane involves walking around at night amongst ghouls and witches, it really only takes a little common sense to make the night safe for everyone. Here are five questions to ask so your entire family, even pets, can enjoy a safe and fun evening of trick-or-treating or handing out candy to others: 1. Are we visible? Add reflective tape to costumes, clothing and candy bags to make it easier for drivers to see you and your group. That also goes for pets who are tagging along. Put reflective tape or flashing lights on their leashes or collars. Carrying flashlights and glow sticks is a good idea as well — they make you more visible and help you see better, too

Household safety tips change with the season

As days get shorter and nights get longer, our habits begin to change. Most of us typically spend more time hunkering down at home and less time frolicking at the beach. That usually means resuming favorite fall pastimes like huddling through Eastern Washington University games on Saturdays and drinking hot cocoa on the sidelines of our little ones’ soccer games. Arriving along with the season of autumn is a host of safety hazards we didn’t have to think about over the summer, creating the need for a little extra vigilance. As the temperatures drop and you settle in for the approaching cold spell, consider the following pointers for ensuring you and your family stay not just warm, but also

3 Easy Ways to Reduce the Risk of a Car Crash

Fall is now here and the cooler weather and holidays often prompts people in Spokane to hop in their cars for the weekend (or longer) road trips. Unfortunately, too many of those trips will end up being memorable for the wrong reasons, due to crashes and other risks that drivers face anytime they hit the road. You can take control of your next trip, whether it’s across the state or across town, by following these simple rules: Pay attention. Do you know how many drivers around the country are using cell phones or other electronic devices right now? If it’s daytime, the answer is approximately 660,000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says. Anything that takes your eyes off

 

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