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Trick or Treat Safety Tips This Halloween

03 Oct 2023

Trick or Treating is one of the best parts of Halloween night! However, there’s a fine line between trick or treating fun and safety concerns – especially when out on the road or walking in high-traffic neighborhoods.

As you prepare your children to go door-to-door collecting goodies, UGI urges residents to keep these safety tips in mind:

Costume Safety
  • Use reflective tape on costumes and treat bags, or give your children glow sticks
  • Avoid masks that can obstruct vision, and instead use face non-toxic paint/makeup – and remember to remove it before going to bed!
  • Make sure costumes are the right size to prevent trips and falls on a bulky costume
  • Ensure your child’s costume is made from fire-resistant materials

Trick or Treat Tips
  • Make sure your children are with a responsible adult and plan a familiar route in well-lit areas
  • Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they return home
  • Children and adults should put electronic devices down and walk, don’t run, across streets
  • Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Always walk on sidewalks or marked paths
When You’re Behind the Wheel
  • If you’re driving on Halloween, watch for children on roadways and sidewalks
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
  • Watch for children in dark colored clothing, especially during twilight when visibility is low
  • Slow down and stay alert in residential neighborhoods
  • Discourage inexperienced drivers from getting behind the wheel on Halloween night

For more safety tips, follow UGI on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Have a safe and fun Halloween!