Keep Trick or Treaters Safe on Halloween
Keep Trick or Treaters Safe
Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind your Trick-or-Treaters to stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags and carry a cellphone for quick communication.
Drive Extra Safely on Halloween
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
- Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
- Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm; be especially alert for kids during those hours.
Enjoy the City's Trunk or Treat from 4-6 pm on Halloween at the Vista Civic Center.