• Halloween Safety

    ​Promoting Halloween safety.
  • Safety Tips for Cars

    • Be alert and cautious when driving on Halloween .
    • Watch for children, especially those wearing dark clothing.
    • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
    • Never use your cell phone while driving.
  • ​Discourage teens from driving on Halloween. Teens are inexperienced drivers and there are more children out on this night.  Added excitement by all increases distractions for pedestrians and drivers.

  • Trick-or-Treating

    All children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a parent or adult. Parents and caregivers should:

    • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone.
    • Teach children to never enter a stranger's home
    • Agree on a specific time for your children to come home
    • Give children flashlights with fresh batteries to help them see and for others to see them
    • Make sure children or a responsible adult with them carries a cell phone
    • Tell children not to eat any treats until after an adult checks them for safety
    • Only let your children eat factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
    • When in doubt, throw it out
  • Costumes

    When making or purchasing Halloween costumes, follow these safety precautions:

    • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags to make sure they are visible.
    • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is non-toxic and always test it in a small area first.
    • Masks can limit or block eyesight, so consider non-toxic makeup or decorative hats.
    • If masks are worn, they should have large eye holes and nose and mouth openings. Have children remove masks before crossing the street.
    • Do not allow children to carry sharp objects.

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