Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is a time for fun; it’s also a time to remember safety as the little ghouls and goblins are out an about.

  • Cross only at corners when trick or treating. Never cross between parked cars.
  • Walk facing the oncoming traffic if there is no sidewalk.
  • Always remove masks before crossing streets.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Be aware of cars that may be turning into or backing out of driveways.
  • Never go inside a stranger’s house.
  • Parents need to know the route their children will be taking and make sure children are accompanied by an adult. Set time limits on when children should return home.
  • Instruct children NOT to eat treats until they return home and parents have had a chance to inspect those treats.
  • Never eat home made treats made by strangers.
  • Only eat commercially wrapped products and if you have any suspicions, throw it out!
  • Make sure costumes are made of brightly colored, flame retardant material.
  • Put reflector strips on the costume, so that children can be seen.
  • Avoid high-heeled shoes or long dangling pieces that a child may trip over.
  • Drive cautiously on Halloween Eve, when excited kids could dart out in front of your car.
  • Remove obstacles from lawns and steps to prevent children from tripping or being otherwise injured.

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