Halloween Safety Tips
Trick or Treat
Be smart on your feet,
Be safe crossing streets!
Have lots of fun,
Get home safely when done!
Children & Families
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision.
- Parents should walk with their children, do not drive in a vehicle following slowly, as this is unsafe for others crossing streets.
- If children are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Trick-or-treat hours in the City of Euclid are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and children should visit homes with porch lights turned on.
- If you are handing out treats, turn on your porch light, clear away anything in the yard that children can trip over, and restrain your pets.
Costumes & Candy
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflec-tive tape or stickers and, if possible, pick costumes in light or bright colors.
- Choose face paint and make up whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Look for non-toxic designations when choosing Halloween makeup.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as be seen by drivers.
- While glow sticks are good for visibility, remember that the liquid in glow sticks is also hazardous, so parents should remind children not to chew on or break them.
- Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them. Remind children to only eat treats in original, unopened wrappers. Candy should be thrown away if wrapper is faded or torn or if candy is unwrapped.
Driving Halloween Night
- Drivers need to do their part to keep trick-or-treaters safe from harm. Slow down and be especially alert in residential areas. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- On Halloween, drivers should take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians or on curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways slowly and care-fully.
- Drivers need to remember that Halloween costumes can limit children’s visibility and they may not be able to see your vehicle. Drivers need to be alert too!