Halloween Safety Tips










For Trick-or-Treaters:

Look both ways before crossing the street, crossing at corners and crosswalks
Walk on sidewalks and paths – if there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic
Children under 12-years old should not be out alone without adult supervision
Children should go in groups and map out a route
At least one person in a group should have a cell phone in case of emergency
Don’t text and walk – put your phones down and just walk
Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street to make sure they see you
Watch out for cars turning or backing up
Don’t run into the street between parked cars
Carry light sticks or flashlights and incorporate reflective tape or stickers in your costume or trick-or-treat bags to help be visible
Make sure your costumes are labeled flame resistant
Don’t eat any treats until they can be inspected by an adult to make sure they weren’t tampered with

For Drivers:

Drive slowly and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods for children
Take extra time to look for children at intersections, on street medians, and on curbs
Enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully watching for children
Eliminate any distractions in your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings
Drive slowly and turn on your headlights earlier – Be especially alert starting around 5pm for trick-or-treaters
Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic in residential neighborhoods

Be safe!