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While the City of Abilene does not have any set guidelines for how, where or when to trick or treat on Halloween. Some City and county officials advise, that trick or treating should be done between 5:30PM and 9:00PM on Halloween day.

That said, here are some general safety tips I’ve gathered to make trick or treating more safe and enjoyable. Sources: SafeKids.org and MissingKids.com

Costumes

  • Use face paint & makeup instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision
  • Choose lighter and brighter colors
  • Add reflective tape and/or stickers on all sides of the costume
  • Make sure the costume fits to avoid trips and falls
  • Always carry a glow stick and a flashlight

Trick or Treating

  • Know the neighborhood, it’s better if you know the neighbors too
  • Pick a route with well lit streets and sidewalks
  • Adults/guardians should always accompany young children
  • Never trick or treat alone go with a group
  • Always go to the door with the child to get their treats
  • Do not allow a child to go into a house/car unless you are with them
  • Only go to homes with porch lights on
  • Do not use electronic devices while walking, no earbuds/headphones
  • Pay attention to your surroundings at all times
  • Cross street at corners and controlled intersections when possible
  • Never go in between parked cars
  • Do not eat any treats until they’ve been inspected by an adult at home
  • Report suspicious activity to police immediately

Personal Safety

  • Teach children to yell NO! loud & repeatedly when in danger or being assaulted
  • Teach children to try to escape danger including yelling, hitting, and kicking
  • Make sure kids know their address & parents phone numbers
  • Teach kids when and how to call 911

Driving

  • Slow down in neighborhood & housing areas on Halloween
  • Look out for children darting out between parked cars
  • Observe traffic signs and allow pedestrians the right of way
  • Turn on your headlights
  • Use extreme caution when backing, entering or leaving a driveway
  • When driving in popular trick or treating areas, turn off music, be alert, look and listen
  • Never text & drive and avoid being on the phone while driving during this time

When you get home

  • Never eat any candy or treat until every piece has been inspected by an adult
  • Never eat baked/homemade goods unless from well known family and/or friends
  • Discard any suspicious candy or treat

Finally, know where to go, to get the most enjoyment of this spooky holiday.

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