Halloween Safety Tips
- Wear a costume that makes it easier for you to walk, see and be seen.
- Select costumes, masks, wigs, or beards made of flame retardant materials. (Check the label.)
- Avoid flimsy, lightweight fabrics and costumes with billowing skirts or loose baggy sleeves.
- Be cautious of pumpkins with lit candles, etc. especially with loose or long costumes.
- To be seen easily, use retro-reflective tape on your costume.
- Use makeup instead of a mask.
- A mask may keep you from seeing well, so make sure to take it off before crossing the street.
- Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time. Pick well lighted streets.
- Don’t cut across yards or driveways. Approach only houses that are lit.
- Stay away from and don’t pet animals you don’t know.
- Don’t go into home Haunted Houses, only sanctioned Haunted Houses
- Ask a parent, older brother or sister to trick-or-treat with you.
- If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat with a group.
- Tell your family on which streets you will be trick-or-treating.
- It’s best to trick-or-treat when it is still light outside.
- If you must go at night, make sure that your costume is a light color.
- Carry a flashlight with you, so you can see and be seen easily.
- Cross only at corners. Never cross between parked cars or mid-block.
- Walk. Don’t run.
- If there are no sidewalks, always walk facing traffic.
- Obey traffic signals.
- Keep dry cornstalk and other flammable decorations away from sources of heat.
- Wait until you get home to sort, check, and eat your treats.