Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters


If you are going to be out Trick-or-treating this Halloween, we ask that do you so safely and respectfully. If you are traveling on the roadways we remind you to take a second look and keep your speed down. We encourage all to review these Halloween safety tips below. From all of us here at the BPD we wish everyone a safe and candy filled Halloween!

Halloween Safety Tips for you and your family:

  • Parents should establish a route for children, stay within familiar areas and surroundings.
  • Remind kids not to enter stranger’s homes or vehicles.
  • Remind children to avoid homes without an outside light.
  • Attach your phone number & address to your children’s costume.
  • Take a flashlight.
  • Be sure clothing & costumes are bright, reflective and flame resistant.  
  • Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home.
  • Be sure to inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them.
  • When in doubt, throw it out! Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely.  
  • Never cross the street from between parked cars.
  • Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long wigs on fire.
  • Make sure that fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials so as to avoid accidental injury.
  • It is also important to ensure that your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters.  
  • Keep a porch light on.
  • Move jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are trick-or-treating in groups.
  • Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard.
  • If driving, drive slowly all evening. You never know what creature may suddenly cross your path.
  • Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.  
  • Last but not least, set a curfew. Trick-or-treating should go no later than 8:30pm.