Here are some basic traffic safety tips to keep our trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween night:
- Don’t use a cell phone or other electronic devices while driving on Halloween night (or any other time).
- Drive below the posted speed limit in residential areas during trick-or-treating hours. This will allow you time to brake your vehicle if you see a child dart in front of you.
- Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway: they could be dropping off children or may be stopping for children crossing the street.
- Always be aware of the situation around you as you drive or walk along with your kids as they trick-or-treat. Pay extra attention, particularly to crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Children tend to walk along the curbs, cutting across the street to get to other homes for candy.
- Make sure your trick or treating child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.