Trick or Treat Safety Tips This Halloween
01 Oct 2022
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:
- 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
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