Happy Halloween! An exciting time of year with spooky thrills, pumpkins and apple picking, and of course, trick-or-treating. But since trick-or-treating means walking through your neighborhood at night, it’s important to practice pedestrian safety in order to keep your Halloween night safe and fun. Here are some important Halloween safety tips for pedestrians and drivers to follow:
- Wear a costume that is easy to move around in and doesn’t block your vision. Wear reflective and bright clothing.
- Carry a flashlight and wear a glow-stick necklace and bracelets.
- Walk on the sidewalk or side of the road against traffic. Use crosswalks or cross at corners, and look in all directions before crossing the street.
- Keep a safe distance from moving cars, and never cross between parked cars.
- Only visit homes with front lights on, and never go inside a stranger’s house.
- Follow the speed limit, or better yet, drive slower than the speed limit in areas where children are trick-or-treating.
- Keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters at all times. Always stop for pedestrians.
- Keep your head up and your phone down. Do not drive distracted, keep your eyes on the road.
Also remember to continue wearing masks and social distance while trick-or-treating. Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others, and don’t touch your face. Bring hand sanitizer with you and wash your hands as soon as you get home. Remember, a costume mask does not protect against COVID-19!
Have a safe and fun Halloween!