Remind all household drivers to remain cautious and drive slowly through the neighborhoods
Use extra caution when entering and exiting driveways and alleyways
Join in the fun and accompany young children. If you cannot accompany them, have them go with a group of other children. Never let them go alone.
Wear light-colored clothing that is labeled flame -resistant or flame retardant and is shirt enough to prevent tripping. Add reflectors, glow sticks, or glow in the dark stickers for higher visibility.
Make sure your children can see clearly though face masks. Consider using face paint or make up instead of a mask.
Carry a lightweight flashlight along with a fully charged cell phone (keep your eyes on your little one while trick or treating, not on your phone).
Watch out for traffic and only cross at corners. Be careful not to cross between parked cars.
Do not assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick or Treaters; just because one car stops does not mean others will.
Insist children use sidewalks or , if sidewalks aren’t available, walk along the side of the street facing traffic.
Have children wait until they get home to eat their goodies so you can first examine all their treats.
Accept only wrapped or packaged candy.
Most importantly, instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger, or get into a stranger’s car.
Hosts Passing out Candy
An adult should stay at home to welcome trick or treaters.
Pets can get a little excited over all the activity, so keep your pets under control and away from the front door.
Take extra care to eliminate tripping hazards on your driveway/walkway/porch. Clear the walkways of tools, toys and other items.
Use electric lights or luminary bags to light front walkways.
Give out only wrapped or packaged candy.
Use a battery operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit.