Halloween Safety

TIPS FOR TRICK-OR-TREATERS

Halloween Icon  Carry a flashlight with you for visibility.

Halloween Icon  Always stay in a group with an adult!

Halloween Icon  Never enter a stranger's house or car for a treat!

Halloween Icon  Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the grass away from the street.

Halloween Icon  Look both ways before crossing the street and if you are wearing a mask take it off.

Halloween Icon  Wait until an adult can check your candy before you eat any of it.

Halloween Icon  Only accept treats from neighbors or friends you know!

TIPS FOR PARENTS

Pumpkin  Plan costumes that are bright and reflective! Consider adding more reflective tape to costumes + trick or treat bags. Always carry flashlights.

Pumpkin  Masks can limit or block eyesight, consider makeup or cut the mask eyeholes bigger so they can see. Remind children to remove their masks to cross the street!

Pumpkin  We recommend that children do not use props like guns, knives, or swords. However, if they are used, make sure they don't look real!

Pumpkin  Clear hazards from your property. Remove obstacles such as flower pots and garden hoses, so children won't trip on them rushing from house to house.

Pumpkin  Remind your children not to eat the candy until an adult has checked their treats!

Pumpkin  Your child's school may be having a Halloween party. Call the school and ask.

Pumpkin  Please explain to children the difference between tricks and vandalism.

TIPS FOR BUSINESSES/MOTORISTS

Witch Hat  Heighten your awareness and be cautious of purchases that may have the potential to cause personal injury or property damage - such as paint ball guns or large quantities of eggs.

Witch Hat  Drive slowly and cautiously through your neighborhoods. Remember children may not look before crossing the street.



Please report any suspicious activity immediately to the local law enforcement agency. As always in an emergency call 911. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

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District of South Carolina
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