Halloween and Trick or Treating Safety

Halloween is right around the corner. The haunted houses, hayrides, and pumpkin carving are just some of the many fun ways to celebrate. Perhaps the most highly anticipated Halloween activity is trick or treating. This weekend, communities will be filled with little ghouls and goblins collecting as much candy as they can get their hands on. Before you or your trick or treaters leave the house this Halloween, there are certain precautions you should take to avoid any accidents.

Make sure that your Halloween isn’t filled with terror this year with these safety tips:


  • Avoid costumes with face masks that may obstruct vision making it difficult to see.
  • Outfit costumes with reflectors so that they are visible by cars in the dark.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that are easy to walk in, like sneakers.
  • Costumes should be fire safe.

Use crosswalks

  • Avoid crossing in the middle of streets and neighborhoods.

Travel in groups

  • Never allow children to go trick or treating alone or without adult supervision.

Check candy

  • Only eat candy that is sealed from a manufacturer.
  • Do not eat homemade treats.

Drive Carefully

  • If you need to drive on Halloween evening, watch for pedestrians in the street and in neighborhoods, especially children.
  • Popular times to trick or treat are during the evening hours between 5:00-9:00pm. Be very cautious of your surroundings if driving during this time.
  • If attending a Halloween party, do not drink and drive. There are many ways to get home safely that do not involve getting behind the wheel while under the influence. Call a cab or utilize a car service like Uber or Lyft.
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