|Halloween is a cherished tradition that children look forward to. To help keep your trick-or-treaters safe, remember the following tips.
For additional safety tips, contact the National Safety Council.
- 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.