For parents and children:
-Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult.
-Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
-Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Parents should remind children to watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
-Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
Walk; don't run, across the street.
-Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are
excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
-Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day
so you can spot children from greater distances.
-Remember that costumes can limit children's visibility and they may not be able
to see your vehicle.
-Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and
Costumes and Treats
-Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose light
colored costumes to improve visibility.
-Choose face paint and make-up instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's
vision. Look for non-toxic designations when choosing Halloween makeup.
-Avoid carrying sticks, swords, or other sharp objects.
-Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as to be
seen by drivers.
-Liquid in glow sticks is hazardous, so parents should remind children not to chew
on or break them.
-Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them.
Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is faded or torn, or if the candy is