Halloween tips for a safe trick-or-treating

Published on October 05, 2022

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As children are excited for the big day, they may easily be distracted. Keep your little ghosts and goblins safe while walking in the neighborhood by following these simple tips.

Safety tips for walkers and rollers

  • Walk with a group: being with the community is a fun way to celebrate and stay safe and visible.
  • Use the buddy system: avoid walking alone and help get each other home safely
  • Be visible: carry glow stick or flashlights, use reflective stickers on costumes and bags
  • Don’t run in the street or on the sidewalk, remember to cross at crosswalks or intersections

Safety tips for drivers

  • Be alert: there are young and unpredictable trick-or-treaters on Halloween, slowing down and scan the road in areas where driver perception is limited.
  • Stop for trick-or-treaters: people may be wearing darker colors. Keep an eye out for those crossing the road, coming out between parked cars or behind shrubbery.
  • Stay off your phone: don’t look at your phone when you’re driving, your attention needs to always be on the road.
  • See something, say something: If you see a drunk driver on the road, call law enforcement.