Everyone wants to have fun on Halloween. But we need to make sure our kiddos are safe so everyone CAN have fun!
On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
Children under the age of 12 (at least) should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If a child is mature enough to be without an adult, be sure to remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Be sure to wash ALL makeup off before bed, sleeping with paint or makeup on can cause eye and skin irritation.
Tell your kids not to eat any treats before they get home so you can make sure it is safe.