Below I am going to share some trick or treat safety tips for this Halloween! Of course, Halloween is a really fun night, where you can dress up as your favorite super hero or princess, go door-to-door knocking to get candy! But, it can also be dangerous, especially with so many children running up and down the road to houses. With the streets more crowded than normal with all the trick or treaters and parents, it can be really hard to see. So follow these simple safety tips below to keep you aware and safe this Halloween!
It can be so easy to get distracted looking at all the fun costumes and Halloween decor draped on houses, but we have to remember safety first! So if you are driving be alert so you can help prevent any accidents! If you are out walking around with your child, be aware of the vehicles around you!
Halloween Trick or Treating Safety Tips:
Reflective Tape or Glow Sticks| That way people can see you clearly as you are walking up and down the road and sidewalks trick or treating with your child! Don’t have these, then use a flashlight!
Travel in Groups| Don’t let your kids run off alone on Halloween night, that is very unsafe. There are tons of people running all over the place, something bad could happen. Try to go out with a few people, so you are not alone in case you come across strangers who are bothering you.
Sidewalks| Try and walk on sidewalks as much as you can, don’t go down dark alleyways or streets that are not well lit. Cell Phone| If you are sending your older kids out without an adult, make sure they have a cell phone in case of an emergency.
Never Get in A Car with Stranger| Make sure to really remind your child to never get in a car with someone they don’t know! This can lead to a devastating ending, so make sure they know no matter what don’t do it.
Look over Candy| My parents did this when we were little, they would look over our candy before we were able to eat it! Make sure all the wrappers are on tight, nothing looks tampered with, etc.
Porch Lights On| This has always been a rule, only trick or treat at homes with porch lights on, that means you are welcome to stop in for candy. If they don’t have a porch light they may sit outside to hand it out. Don’t go to homes that are really dark and not lit up at all.
Drive Slow| Make sure to drive really slow if you are out dropping and picking up your kids. Especially at dusk, it can be hard to see when little kids dart across the road.
Look More Than Twice| Make sure to look more than twice before crossing an intersection, whether you are driving or on foot! This can help prevent hitting someone if driving or be hit if you are out walking.
Make safety a priority this year and have a Happy Halloween!