Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Street Smarts

Halloween can be a lot of fun for parents and kids alike - if everybody remembers the tricks and treats of playing it safe.

5 Street Smarts Tips for Trick or Treating:

  • When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers, and if possible, choose light colors.
  • Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • Try non-toxic face paint and make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable and, more importantly, they can obstruct a child's vision - a dangerous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down streets.
  • Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.