Tips for a Safe Halloween from the Office of Mayor Moises Rodrigues

Costume Selection:

  • Avoid toy guns and knives as they could be mistaken for a real weapon
  • Wear costumes that are light in color or place reflective material on the costume so drivers can see you
  • Avoid wearing masks to allow for greater visibility (face paint is recommended)

PARENTS:

  • Make sure you children know their home address and how to call 911 in case of an emergency or if they become lost.
  • Never send young children out on Halloween alone
  • Remind children to report any suspicious activity to you or the police

STUDENTS:

  • Look both ways before crossing the street and walk, don’t run!
  • Carry a flashlight or glow sticks (don’t put glow sticks in your mouth)
  • Do not enter cars or homes of strangers and avoid homes where the porch lights are turned off
  • Travel in groups or with adult supervision and only in neighborhoods that you are familiar with
  • Never eat candy that does not have a wrapper
  • Allow an adult at home to inspect all candy before you eat anything

Drivers:

  • Slow down and be aware of children that may be crossing streets
  • Do not drink and drive
  • Use extra caution in areas where Halloween is being celebrated