Tips For Safe Trick Or Treating

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 05:27 AM

Trick-or-treaters:

  • Trick-or-treat in well known-areas with an adult or if you're old enough to be on your own, stay with a group of friends;
  • Stay in well-lit areas and only visit well-lit houses;
  • Wear a costume that can easily be seen at night. Reflective materials are best!
  • Wear makeup instead of masks to avoid interfering with vision;
  • Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up;
  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going;
  • Have your treats inspected by an adult before eating them;
  • Always wait outside a house for your treats;
  • Go down one side of the street, cross at the corner, and then go down the other side;
  • Are "fake" swords, knives or guns part of your costume? Make sure they look fake but remember, some people still may not be able to tell the difference;
  • Stay away from animals you don't know. Pets get frightened on Halloween.

    For Motorists

  • Drive slowly and keep a keen eye on the roads for children crossing;

  • Do not wear costumes that interfere with the safe operation of a motor vehicle;
  • If at all possible, avoid driving where there are high volumes of walking trick-or-treaters.