Whether you’re Trick-or-Treating with kids or hanging out with friends, going out and having fun is what Halloween is all about. Here are some tips to make sure you have a Halloween that’s as safe as it is fun.

1. Keep you and your family safe:

a. Don’t eat any “treats” that aren’t wrapped.

b. Watch out for strangers. Don’t go into a stranger’s house or accept a ride from someone you don’t know.

c. Test out Halloween makeup on a small patch of skin before you use it.

d. Buy non-toxic and flame resistant Halloween supplies.

e. If you are letting older kids head out alone, agree on a time for them to be home before they leave.

f. Don’t forget your pets— Halloween can be scary for them! A scared pet may bite, so give them a quiet place to stay.

g. Don’t let your pets eat your Halloween candy. Some of it is toxic for them.

2. When you are out walking outside on Halloween:

a. Carry glow sticks, flash lights, or put reflective tape on costumes so drivers can see you.

b. Stick to sidewalks and intersections when you’re Trick-or-Treating.

c. If you’re wearing a mask, make sure the eyeholes are big enough to see through.

d. Use the buddy system – a good idea for kids and grownups.

3. When you are driving on Halloween:

a. Go slow, avoid distractions, and take extra time at intersections.

b. If you’re drinking alcohol, make sure you can get a ride from someone who is sober. Have a designated driver or plan ahead to call a cab.

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