Pumpkin patch in Edna Valley in 2016. Photo by Steve Corey.

6 Ways to Stay Safe This Halloween

Author: Administrative Office
Date: 10/29/2018 1:17:39 PM

Halloween night doesn’t have to be scary. Follow a few tricks to make your night a treat.


Halloween night doesn’t have to be scary. By following these tricks, your night will be a treat.

According to the nonprofit organizations SafeKidsWorldwide and American Academy of Pediatrics, when out trick-or-treating:

  1. Stay on the sidewalk and only cross at street corners using traffic signals and crosswalks when present. Make sure to look both ways before you cross
  2. Parents, accompany children under the age of 12 and organize trick-or-treat groups for older kids
  3. Plan your route ahead of time and set a time to be back home
  4. Make your costumes easier to see in the dark by adding reflective tape or using a flashlight or glow stick
  5. Check your candy before digging in, and make sure to throw away any unwrapped treats
  6. Portion out candy consumption over a period of time

In the community:

  • Drivers, stay extra alert for trick-or-treaters in the evening from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • If you stay home to pass out candy, keep porches well-lit and remove any tripping hazards

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!