It’s one of the most fun evenings of the year for neighborhood children. Keep the evening fun & safe with these top tips for keeping kids away from danger on Halloween night.
- Be sure children are accompanied by a responsible, trustworthy adult at all times.
- Research the area you’ll be trick-or-treating and know the streets in and around the community before you arrive. Stay in well-lit and populated areas at all times.
- Increase visibility of your trick-or-treating group with reflective tape, flashlights, and/or glow sticks so vehicles can easily see you at night.
- Cross streets only at designated crosswalks, stop signs, or traffic lights.
- Avoid using your smartphone or other device when out walking around. Keep your full attention on your surroundings at all times.
- Check costumes before heading out to make sure they are hemmed short enough to avoid trip-hazards. Don’t know how to sew? Hem tape is available at most major retailers and craft stores that will allow you to quickly shorten costumes before heading out.
- Never enter someone’s home for a treat.
- Always carefully examine candy before eating. Discard opened candy or anything that looks suspicious.
- As a driver, drive with extra caution on Halloween night. Pull out of parking spaces slowly and spend extra time at stop signs.