· Always buddy up when trick or treating. Walk in groups with a trusted adult.
· Avoid costumes that are too dark. Light and reflective clothing is best. Fasten reflective tape onto costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
· Wear costumes that are also “flame-resistant”; most costumes show this labeled on them. If you make your own costume, use flame resistant fabrics such as polyester or nylon.
· Try and stay away from costumes that utilize masks and instead op for make-up and hats to dress up your costume.
· Utilize costumes or bracelets that have reflective material so that vehicles can see you in the dark.
· Make sure to examine all the candy when you get home. Check for any choking hazards or candy that has been tampered with. And don’t eat too much candy when you get home- it could make you sick to your stomach.
· Parents of young children should remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts and hard candies, or even small toys from Halloween bags.
· Take a flashlight with you to help guide your way in the dark and to make you more visible to vehicles.
· Always look both ways before crossing the street. Cars move fast so be aware of your surroundings.
· Never under any circumstances accept a ride from a stranger.
· Carry a cell phone with you to make sure you can contact help in case of an emergency.
· If you are ever in an emergency situation, please do not hesitate to contact 9-1-1.
Stay safe this Halloween and have a spooky good time!