If you will be escorting your children through your neighborhood on Beggar’s Night or to and from a neighbor’s house for a Halloween Party, share the rules of safety you’d like your children to follow when they decide what costume they will wear, cross streets, approach homes, and collect candy.
- Masks and costumes should not impair sight or be a tripping hazard.
- If possible, wear something reflective.
- Some athletic shoes have reflective accents. Stickers intended for bicycles and helmets work well too.
- Always look both ways before crossing streets and never assume drivers see you or will stop for you.
- Don’t approach homes that don’t have an outside light on or some obvious indication that they welcome trick or treaters.
- It’s always best to accept candy from people you know.
- If you venture outside your immediate neighborhood, inspect the candy when you get home for signs of tampering.