Now that the days are shorter and many trick-or-treaters are going to be out during the twilight and evening hours, GMTMA would like to share a few Halloween safety tips.
Trick-or-treat with an adult.
Choose the safest routes to walk, try to avoid busy traffic areas, and always walk on the sidewalk. Limit the number of street crossings.
Wear light colored clothing with reflective tape or stickers. Children can carry glow sticks to improve visibility.
Make sure the costumes don’t make it hard for children to walk and try to avoid face masks because they reduce visibility. Instead children could use face painting.
Watch for cars turning or pulling out of driveways. Don’t cross between parked cars.
Put the electronic devices away and keep heads up, be alert.
Slow down and make sure you pay extra attention in residential neighborhoods.
Watch for children at intersections, crossways, and curbs.
Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
Remember popular times for trick or treating are between 5:30pm and 9:30pm.
Watch for children dressed in dark clothing.
Put your electronic devices away; do not drive while distracted.
Do not drive while under the influence.
Stay safe and Happy Halloween!