With Halloween just around the corner, let's ensure that this year's trick-or-treating remains a delightful and secure experience. Here are some recommendations to achieve just that:
Visibility is Key
Provide trick-or-treaters with flashlights to illuminate their path.
Enhance costumes and treat bags with reflective tape.
Encourage everyone to don light-colored attire.
Choose Flame-Resistant Costumes
Opt for flame-resistant costumes and exercise caution around open flames, such as jack-o-lanterns.
Ensure that adults are aware of the children's destinations. A responsible adult should accompany young kids during door-to-door visits.
Walk at a steady pace; avoid running.
Visit only homes with porch lights turned on and accept treats at the door—never venture inside.
Stay on the Right Path
Walk on sidewalks whenever possible.
If no sidewalk is available, stay along the road's edge, facing traffic.
Always look both ways before crossing the street, and only cross at designated corners.
Refrain from cutting across yards, or darting between parked cars.
Drivers should exercise additional caution, as young trick-or-treaters might forget to check for oncoming traffic.
A responsible adult should inspect all collected goodies before consumption.
Remove any loose candy, open packages, or potential choking hazards.
Avoid candy with suspicious packaging (i.e., wrappers that look as though they have been resealed).
For those welcoming trick-or-treaters into their homes, follow these safety measures:
Illuminate the area properly so that young visitors can navigate safely.
Sweep leaves from sidewalks and steps.
Remove obstacles from your porch or front yard to prevent tripping accidents.
And most importantly, have a fun and memorable Halloween!