Here’s a scary fact! Kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween as they are other nights of the year. With Halloween fast approaching, the Office of Emergency Management encourages you to follow these simple practices to stay safe!
Adults should accompany young children while they are out.
Walk on sidewalks, not the street. Use crosswalks when crossing the street.
Carry flashlights or glow sticks to stay visible to traffic.
Choose bright colors and flame-retardant materials. If your child will be outdoors after dark, attach reflective tape to his or her costume or treat bag.
Watch for reactions and call Poison Control (800-222-1222) if you suspect a problem or 911 immediately if you think emergency attention is needed.