13 Halloween Safety Tips & Tricks

Halloween is just around the corner which means it’s time for trick-or-treating! And while it’s a lot of fun, safety is so important. Here are some of our top tips for having a safe and fun time this Halloween! 

For those trick-or-treating:

  1. Children under 12 should always be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating to keep them safe when travelling and also when going up to different homes.
  2. When crossing the street:
    • Always walk, never run.
    • Use crosswalks and traffic signals.
    • Try to make eye contact with drivers to ensure they see you.
    • Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up.
  3. Keep your head up and put your phone or other devices down.
  4. To ensure visibility, include reflective tape or materials on your costumes, trick or treat bags and so on.
  5. If you can, wear lighter colours so drivers can see you.
  6. If wearing a mask, be extra careful because it can be hard to see. You can opt for face paint instead to be safe.
  7. Try to get a costume that fits properly so no loose materials are hanging down.
Child and adult trick or treating in costumes

Trick or treating is fun – but let’s keep it safe!

For those on the road:

  1. Kids get out to trick or treat between 5:30-9:30, so keep note of these hours when hitting the road on Halloween!
  2. Drive slowly, especially in residential areas.
  3. Take your time at intersections.
  4. When exiting driveways and parking lots, be extra alert.
  5. Turn your phone off or put it away when driving – that said, eliminate any other distractions too.
  6. Keep headlights on, especially during peak Halloween times.

So grab your costume and your pillowcase – it’s time to accumulate as much candy as you can! 

Source: Safe Kids

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