Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is only a couple short days away, so we wanted to put together a list of safety tips. If you’re heading out trick-or-treating with your kids (or have school-age kids who are heading out with friends), give these tips a quick read-through and stay safe this Halloween!

kids in costumes


  • Costumes should ideally be bright, but if they’re not, you can easily add reflective markers to kids’ costumes
  • Consider using face paint as opposed to a mask – it’s easier to see and hear
  • Leave realistic-looking props (knives, swords, etc.) at home
  • Make sure costumes are hemmed appropriately and easy to walk in
  • Make sure face paint/makeup won’t do any harm by doing a patch test beforehand
  • Don’t use decorative contact lenses


  • Cross roads carefully. Don’t jaywalk (cross at intersections or, even better, at a crosswalk), look both ways, and don’t walk onto the road from between parked cars
  • If there aren’t any sidewalks, walk facing traffic and as far off the road as possible
  • Walk, don’t run
  • Trick-or-treat in a group
  • Use a flashlight or glow stick for visibility
  • Don’t enter a stranger’s home, even if you’re invited
  • Inspect all treats for tampering before you eat them; throw out any homemade treats


  • Slow down to 10 km below the speed limit
  • Be alert and aware
  • Don’t pass stopped cars – there may be excited kids getting out of it
  • Use your indicator when turning and your hazard lights when stopping


  • Plan in advance for a sober ride home from the Halloween party. Don’t drink and drive!

Happy Halloween

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