Halloween Safety


Trick or Treaters

  • Always cross at crosswalks and use sidewalks
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Make sure your costume doesn’t block vision or cause you to trip
  • Trick or treat in a group or with an adult
  • Wait until parents check the candy to eat any treats

Halloween Drivers

  • Drive slowly in residential areas
  • Exit driveways and parking spots slowly and carefully be-safe
  • Be sure to use your headlights
  • Be aware of children around you, they may not pay attention when crossing the street.


  • Don’t let small children carve pumpkins, consider painting or letting them draw a face for an adult to carve
  • Glowsticks make great alternatives to light pumpkins rather than candles.
  • If you use a candle be sure the pumpkin is left on a sturdy surface, away from flammable objects.


  • Keep candy away from pets – especially chocolate
  • Make sure pets are wearing ID tags in case they get out
  • Consider creating a calm room for pets away from the door and trick or treaters

Most Importantly…Have fun! 

ASPCA Halloween Safety  – Safe Kids Worldwide Halloween Safety – AAA Halloween Safety  – American Academy of Pediatrics Halloween Safety Tips 2016