Halloween is a night of spooky fun for you and the whole family. But it does require some extra supervision in order to keep your little monsters safe. In an effort to prevent any accidents on Halloween night and collect as much candy as possible, follow these 10 trick-or-treating tips for a safe Halloween night.
10 Trick-or-Treating Tips For a Safe Halloween Night
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left of the road as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
- Trick or Treat With an Adult: Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe: Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Drive Extra Safely on Halloween: Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
Enjoy Halloween night and stay safe! Happy Halloween!