If you’ve got kids or teens going out to trick or treat tonight, then you will no doubt be at least a little concerned for their safety. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to ease your mind. Here are our top Trick or Treat safety tips for Halloween:
- Trick or treat with an adult. Teenagers would likely prefer going without their parents, and that is fine as long as they stick to well-lit, familiar areas. However, children aged 12 and under should not be alone at night without adult supervision. Go out with your kids and have fun!
- Make safe costumes. To make them easier to see at night, Pfeiffer Used Cars recommends using reflective tape or stickers and carrying glow sticks or flashlights. The costumes should also be the right size—too long and they could cause trips and falls. Finally, use face paint when possible instead of masks, as they can obstruct vision.
- Walk safely. Respect traffic signals and use crosswalks, don’t walk down the street while using your phone, and always walk on sidewalks. Conversely, be extra careful if you are driving tonight, as children will move unpredictably and may be hard to see.