- Pay more attention, eliminate distractions — put the phone down — and watch for children
- Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals
- Look for children crossing the street
- Carefully enter and exit driveways, taking extra care if you are backing up or turning
- Make costumes safer and more visible to motorists
- Use glow sticks or wear retro-reflective tape on costumes and on treat buckets
- See that disguises don’t obstruct vision
- Ensure any props are flexible and blunt-tipped to avoid injury from tripping or horseplay
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and along established routes
- Teach children to stop only at well-lit houses and to never to enter a stranger’s home or garage
- Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets if possible.
- If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
- Look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the street and watch for cars turning or backing up
- Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block
- Trick-or-treat in a group if someone older cannot go with you
- Tell your parents where you are going.
- Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries. Never shine flashlights into the eyes of oncoming drivers.