- Halloween costumes should have light and bright colors so children are clearly visible to motorists and other pedestrians.
- Trim costumes and bags with reflective glow-in-the-dark tape.
- Costumes should be flame-resistant and fit properly—if they are too long, kids may trip and fall—trim or hem their costumes as necessary.
- Be sure your child’s vision is unobstructed from masks, face paint, or hats.
- Children should wear sturdy, comfortable, slip-resistant shoes to avoid falls.
- Children should always walk on sidewalks and never cut across yards or driveways.
- Obey all traffic signals and remain in designated crosswalks when crossing the street.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Travel in a group with a trusted adult.
- Trick-or-treaters should only approach houses that are well lit.
- Both children and parents should carry flashlights to see and be seen.
- Be aware of neighborhood dogs when trick-or-treating—these pets can impose a threat when you approach their home.
- Carry a cell phone while trick-or-treating in case of an emergency.