Trick or Treating Safety

October 30, 2013 at 9:32 AM | Posted in Holidays, Safety Tips, Seasonal | Leave a comment
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Some towns have already had their Trick or Treat night, but most towns will be Trick or Treating on Halloween. Halloween night is a lot of fun, but it is also very easy to be preoccupied and not pay attention to what is going on around you. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

If You are Trick or Treating:

  • Dress in bright clothing or use reflective tape on your costume.
  • Carry flashlights or glow sticks.
  • When crossing the street, be sure to look in both directions.
  • Never go into a stranger’s house or car.
  • Only visit homes that are well lit.
  • Tell your family exactly where you are going and don’t change the plan without telling them.
  • Don’t Trick or Treat alone.
  • Carry a cell phone with you.
  • If you are driving be extra cautious and watch for Trick or Treaters walking in the streets. Don’t pass other vehicles that have stopped – they may be dropping off kids.

If You are Handing Out Treats:

  • Be sure that your steps or walkways are clear of obstructions or trip hazards.
  • If you have sprinkler heads or any other structure that you cannot remove, make sure it is visible so it is not tripped over.
  • Light up driveways, walkways, and steps so the Trick or Treaters can see where they are going.
  • Keep candle-lit Jack-o’-lanterns away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains and out of the reach of pets and small children.
  • If you have pets make sure they are secure and don’t get out when the door is opened to hand out candy.
  • Park your car in a location that doesn’t obstruct the Trick or Treaters’ view of traffic.

Play it safe, and have fun Trick or Treating!

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