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
- 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
- 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
- Donít cut across yards or driveways. Approach only
houses that are lit.
- Stay away from and donít pet animals you donít know.
- Donít go into home Haunted Houses, only sanctioned
- Ask a parent, older brother or sister to trick-or-treat
- If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat with
- Tell your family on which streets you will be
- Itís best to trick-or-treat when it is still light
- 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
- Cross only at corners. Never cross between parked cars
- Walk. Donít 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