Happy Halloween from MSF!
Halloween is a fun time for families, especially those with young trick-or-treaters. Going door-to-door to talk with neighbors and collect goodies makes for a fun night out as a family.
Amidst all the fun, it’s important to safe and alert. While many trick-or-treaters will be walking, many adults will be heading home from work or heading out to a party.
Here are a few helpful tips from the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/
SafeKids.Org also has a few tips:
For Kids & Parents:
- Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
For Party Goers:
- Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
- Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
To download the full list of tips to share with your family and friends, visit SafeKids at
HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!