ADULTS & PARENTS
- Make sure headlights are on.
- Keep an eye out for kids walking in the street.
- Drive slower and stay alert.
- Exit driveways slowly and eliminate any distractions.
- Check your children’s candy before letting them eat anything.
- Throw out anything already opened, ripped or damaged.
- Read all the ingredients on the candy item if your child has an allergy.
- Throw out any apples.
- Give your children a specific curfew time.
- Make sure you know their walking route if you are not accompanying them.
- Trick or Treat in groups. If another adult is accompanying your child, exchange contact information.
- Choose face paint instead of a mask as they tend to inhibit sight and sound.
- Test face paint on the back of your child’s hand before applying to face to rule out any chance of a reaction. Make sure to remove before bed.
- Hem your child’s costume if it’s too long, so they can easily walk without tripping and wear comfortable sneakers.
- All costume accessories should be easy to carry, small and soft.
- Utilize glow sticks and flashlights with new batteries to help child be seen by drivers.
- Use reflective tape if child is wearing a darker costume.
- Have your child wear layers under their costume to keep warm.
- Let your parents know what route or roads you’ll be walking down.
- Stick to familiar areas.
- Use the buddy system and don’t wander off.
- Older kids without a guardian should carry a form of identification.
- Never go inside someone’s home.
- Walk in a well lit area and try to stay on streets with sidewalks.
- Walk facing traffic, so you can see cars coming.
- Watch for cars turning or backing up.
- Do not dart out between parked vehicles.
When Crossing the Street:
- Cross at corners using traffic signals.
- Make sure to thoroughly look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
- Keep your head up, and make eye contact with the driver to ensure they see you.
- Always walk on the crosswalk, not on the street.