Halloween Safety Tips

halloween safety tips

Halloween can be a fun holiday for families if you follow these safety tips to keep trick-or-treaters and party goers safe at night!

Be Safe

• There is safety in numbers. Travel in pairs or groups.
• Use crosswalks and be predictable. Walk on the left side (against traffic) and bike on the right side of the road (with traffic).
• Avoid costumes with dragging or dangling materials and vision restricting masks.
• Wear comfortable shoes, layer clothing as needed, and carry water to stay hydrated.

Be Seen

• Wear blinking lights, glowsticks, and bright or reflective clothing.
• Carry flashlights or headlamps.
• Drivers may have poor visibility at night and during sunset. Use caution during these times.

Be Social

• Host events such as Trunk-or-Treat at schools or parks to incorporate games and physical activity.
• Invite friends and family to trick-or-treat in more walkable communities with sidewalks and streetlights (those with higher Walk Scores).
• Participating in neighborhood activities builds social capital which contributes to a safer community.

halloween safety tips


Have fun and enjoy a safe holiday!

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Author: Melissa Wehnert Roti, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-EP, GEI

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