October 31, 2013
- Always trick-or-treat with an adult. Children under 12 should not be alone at night, and children older than 12 should trick-or-treat in groups for safety.
- Wear reflective tape when possible to help cars see you.
- Avoid wearing masks that can obscure your vision, especially peripheral vision.
- Use a glow stick or flashlight to help see in the dark, which also helps others see you.
- Be careful when walking, especially when crossing the street. Look both ways and cross cautiously.
- Watch out for cars that are backing up or entering driveways.
- Use the sidewalks.
- Carry a cell phone, if possible, to contact someone in the event of an emergency.
- Know how to contact 911 if you get lost.
- Never go into a stranger’s home or car.
- If you are older than 12 and are going out without an adult, be sure to speak with your parents regarding the route you plan on taking.
- Let your parent check your candy and treats before you enjoy!
Enjoy your Halloween!