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Tips for a Safe and Sane Halloween

Halloween is a time for kids of all ages to participate in this traditional night of trick-or-treating. We ask for anyone who is driving that night to pay extra attention for trick-or-treaters. For those pedestrians who will be participating, please use extra caution while on city streets and wear something visible so that motorists may see you. It's important to obey all traffic signals and make sure you use designated crosswalks when crossing the street, carry a flash light and cell phone in case of an emergency. Be safe and have a happy Halloween.

Following these simple safety tips will keep everyone safe on Halloween and the weekend before.


  • If you must drive, go slowly and cautiously due to the wet weather.

  • Be alert and watch out for the many children who will be crossing the streets.

  • Consider alternate forms of transit to get to your destination. Get to where you’re going without worrying about drinking and driving, and other dangerous conditions.

Parents and Guardians:

  • Join your children trick-or-treating.

  • Carry a flashlight or light sticks or wear reflective gear to increase your visibility to motorists.

  • Remind children to cross at intersections or marked cross walks. Walk, don’t run, and look both directions before crossing.

  • If possible, opt for costumes that are light in color to increase visibility. If your child is planning on wearing a mask, make sure it does not obstruct your child’s vision.

As always:

Inspect all candy and treats before you allow children to consume them. If any treats look as though the packaging has been opened or tampered with, dispose of it. Over the past few years, there have been reports of ‘Creepy Clown Sightings’, with these incidents becoming more and more frequent, please be mindful of your surroundings and immediately report any suspicious behavior to your local law enforcement.