It’s the most spooky time of year! Kids are dressing up in their favorite costumes and spending time with family and friends trick or treating!
Although everyone loves to haul in the candy, the most important factor of Halloween trick or treating is safety.
Listed below are some safety tips to ensure that you and your family have a spooky and safe Halloween.
1) Know what the dates and times are in your local community for trick or treating.
2) Make sure that you have a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective material on the costume so that you can be seen at all times.
3) Always trick or treat with an adult or in a group and use the buddy system when going from house to house.
4) Please walk on the sidewalks and not in the roadway and make sure that you look both directions before crossing the roadway.
5) Only go trick or treating at houses where the front porch light is on.
6) Take costume masks that might block your visibility off between houses so that you can see where you are walking.
7) Never enter the house of a stranger.
8) If a trick or treater gets separated from the group, have them stay where they are located and ask an adult for help.
9) Have an adult inspect the candy before it is eaten.
10) If you’re not actively participating in trick or treating and are out driving, please slow down and drive with caution.
11) Please follow your local health department and CDC guidelines for personal protective measures. A costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask. Everyone is encouraged to make your cloth mask part of the costume!
Tabor Law Firm hopes that these few safety tips help you enjoy your night out with friends and family while trick or treating!