- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths.
- Walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe
- Costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers.
- Choose face paint and makeup when possible instead of masks
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen.
- Make sure the costume is the right size.
Eat dinner and hold off on the candy.
- Kids should eat dinner before indulging
- Not eat candy until their parents inspect it.
- Use a hard container or even decorate a small pillowcase from home instead of plastic bags.
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods.
- Take extra time to look for kids.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly.
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers,
‘tis near Halloween.
Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy Halloween!
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