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Safety tips for Halloween 

–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:

  • 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
  • Parents, accompany children under the age of 12 and organize trick-or-treat groups for older kids
  • Plan your route ahead of time and set a time to be back home
  • Make your costumes easier to see in the dark by adding reflective tape or using a flashlight or glow stick
  • Check your candy before digging in, and make sure to throw away any unwrapped treats
  • 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!

Submitted by San Luis Obispo County.



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