Halloween Safety Tips

Make sure your family's Halloween stays as safe as possible with these expert tips.

  • Make sure your family's Halloween stays as safe as possible with these expert tips.

  • A responsible adult should accompany young children while Trick-or-Treating or attending any Halloween-related festivities. If someone older cannot supervise, Trick-or-Treat with a group.

  • Wear a costume that makes it easier for you to walk, see and be seen.

  • Tell children not to enter a home to get candy. Let the candy come to them.

  • Cross only at corners. Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.

  • Flashlights and reflective clothing are recommended for use after dark.

  • Advise children never to accept vehicle rides from people unless they are on your "Safe List" - a list of trusted adults who you approve of transporting your children.

  • Parents should use extreme caution if they're driving during Trick-or-Treat hours.

  • MOST IMPORTANT is to advise children not to eat candy collected until you inspect it. Throw away any candy that is not properly wrapped.