Halloween Safety

Halloween is a cherished tradition that children look forward to. To help keep your trick-or-treaters safe, remember the following tips.
  • Accompany children along their route.
  • Walk on the sidewalks, not in the street.
  • Travel in groups.
  • Use flashlights.
  • Wear bright, reflective and flame retardant clothing.
  • Make sure costumes or masks do not block a child's vision.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape.
  • Do not talk to strangers along the way.
  • Go only to well-lit houses with porch lights on.
  • Do not enter a home.
  • Bring candy home for inspection - if in doubt, throw it out.
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.
  • Reduce your speed in neighborhoods.
  • Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
  • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
For additional safety tips, contact the National Safety Council.