Here are some safety tips for trick-or-treating:
- Walk on sidewalks, not in the street. Look both ways before crossing the street to check for cars and cross only at intersections. If you are driving, make sure to drive slowly and safely. Children are twice as likely to be struck by a vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.
- Children should never go trick-or-treating alone, never go inside a stranger's house to get treats and should always stay outside at a safe distance.
- Children should have their parents check all treats before they eat them and should not eat candy if the package is already opened.
- Make sure a responsible adult is with your young children when they go trick-or-treating.