Expecting to join in on Halloween festivities? Here are a few tips on staying safe this Halloween when trick-or-treating.

  1. Dress Warm! The high for Sunday is 52 degrees and sunset is at 6:44 p.m. Be sure to dress warm! Put on jackets that match your costumes, or kids costumes so the whole family can stay warm this Halloween!
  2. Carry flashlights or wear reflective gear to be seen by drivers at night.
  3. Join children that are 12 and under for trick-or-treating. If children are mature enough, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and to stick to trick-or-treating in groups.
  4. Be aware and alert while driving. Excited children may dart into the street on Halloween night so slow down and watch your surroundings.
  5. Remind children to watch for cars and to cross streets at corners or crosswalks.
  6. When selecting costumes, select the right sizes to prevent falling or tripping. Limit the use of costume facemasks when possible to prevent vision impairment.
  7. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If none are available, walk facing traffic.
  8. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  9.  Take extra time to look for kids at intersections and curbs. Also take extra time for entering and exiting driveways and alleys.
  10. Popular trick-or-treating hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be very aware of your surroundings and on a lookout for kids during these hours.