Halloween Trick or Treater Safety

With Halloween fast approaching AAA gives these tips to trick or treaters so that everyone can have a fun and safe Halloween night

  • Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries, and place it face down in the treat bucket to free up one hand.  Never shine it into the eyes of oncoming drivers.
  • Always stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets; if there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic. Remember to look both ways before crossing!
  • Stay with a group of people and don’t wander off on your own.
  • Tell your parents/guardians where you are going and make sure to get home by a pre-established time. 

Motorists should also be wary of oncoming trick or treaters for the upcoming holiday some tips they can use are

  • Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals. Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street. 
  • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.  In dark costumes, they’ll be harder to see at night. 
  • Look for children crossing the street. They may not be paying attention to traffic and cross the street mid-block or between parked cars. 
  • Broaden your scanning by looking for children left and right into yards and front porches. 

Trick or treating on Egan ave will be on halloween night from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM