Greensboro Police Share Halloween Safety Tips

Top Safety Tips For Halloween

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Halloween is here. 
 
Trick-or-treaters are expected to flood neighborhoods in hopes of stocking up on candy. 
 
Whether you participate in Halloween or not, it's important for you to be aware of the dangers of Halloween night. 
 
According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit and killed by a car while walking on Halloween than any other time of the year. 
 
Greensboro police are offering Halloween safety tips to help keep adults, teens, and kids safe.
 
Tips for adults:
  • Be aware of trick or treaters
  • Drive slowly through the neighborhoods
  • Watch out for sight obstructions, such as parked cars and bushes
  • Assign a designated driver, if needed
  • Discuss Halloween safety plans with family
Tips for teens:
  • Talk with your parents about Halloween plans to avoid hazards
  • Travel in groups
  • Bring a flashlight and a cell phone
  • Obey traffic laws
  • Avoid vandalism
  • Honor curfews
Tips for kids:
  • Watch for traffic
  • Use sidewalks or walk facing traffic
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Trick or treat in familiar areas
  • Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you'll be more visible
  • Make sure costumes aren't so long that you're in danger of tripping.
  • Do not go into houses
  • Inspect candy

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