Here are a few safety tips that will help you have a happy and safe Halloween.
TIPS FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS
- Carry a flashlight with you for visibility.
- Always stay in a group with an adult!
- Never enter a stranger’s house or car for a treat!
- Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the grass away from the street.
- Look both ways before crossing the street and if you are wearing a mask take it off.
- Wait until an adult can check your candy before you eat any of it.
- Only accept treats from neighbors or friends you know!
TIPS FOR PARENTS
- Plan costumes that are bright and reflective! Consider adding more reflective tape to costumes + trick or treat bags.
- Masks can limit or block eyesight, consider makeup or cut the mask eyeholes bigger so they can see. Remind children to remove their masks to cross the street!
- We recommend that children do not use props like guns, knives, or swords. However, if they are used, make sure they don’t look real!
- Clear hazards from your property. Remove obstacles such as flower pots and garden hoses, so children won’t trip on them rushing from house to house.
- Remind your children not to eat the candy until an adult has checked their treats!
- Your child’s school may be having a Halloween party. Call the School and ask.
- Please explain to children the difference between tricks and vandalism.
TIPS FOR BUSINESSES/MOTORISTS
- Heighten your awareness and be cautious of purchases that may have the potential to cause personal injury or property damage – such as paint ball guns or large quantities of eggs.
- Drive slowly and cautiously through your neighborhoods. Remember children may not look before crossing the street.
Please report any suspicious activity immediately to the local law enforcement agency.