Halloween Safety Tips

A favorite holiday of kids and grownups alike, Halloween night is filled with jokes in exchange for candy, creative costumes and all around fun. However, if safety rules aren't followed, Halloween can turn quickly turn dangerous. So, be sure to follow these rules provided by the MHPD to make your trick-or-treating experience a safe one!

  • Children should never enter a strange car or home.
  • Choose brightly- lit walking path/sidewalks.
  • A responsible adult should accompany young children trick or-treating.
  • If your child is old enough to trick-or-treat with friends, make sure everyone stays together and knows what time to come home.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Wear proper fitting costumes that are flame-resistant and reflective.
  • Opt for nontoxic Halloween makeup over masks, which can obscure vision.
  • Always test makeup in a small area first to see if any irritation develops.
  • Use a flashlight or lantern to help light your path and to be seen by drivers.
  • Children and adults are reminded to put down your cell phones, keep your heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Do not eat any candy before it is inspect by adults.

Here is a scary statistic, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and injured on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Keep these safety tips in mind when you or your loved ones drive on Halloween night:

  • Slow down
  • Don’t text and drive
  • Don’t drink and drive
  • Enter and exit driveways carefully
  • Watch for children walking on the roadways
  • Yield to pedestrians
  • Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween