Halloween is the best night of the year for young kids, but it can also be dangerous. Here are safety tips below.
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look on both sides when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Put electronic devices away and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Never run out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Trick or Treat With an Adult 18 +
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. Consider sticking to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers. Face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure costumes fits properly to prevent trips and falls.
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween
- Slow down while driving in residential areas. Children are excited and may move in unpredictable ways. Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings