Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

Carolinas Telco FCU wants our members and their families to have a safe Halloween. By practicing caution and following the tips below, you can help to ensure a fun-filled night out for everyone.

Trick-or-Treater Tips

  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone.
  • If choosing to wear a mask, make sure holes are large enough to see through and breath comfortably.
  • Swords, knives, or other accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
  • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries and be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
  • When shopping for a costume, select the correct size to prevent trips and falls.
  • Always purchase non-toxic makeup for costumes and be sure to test it in a small area first.
  • To prevent skin and eye irritation, remove all makeup before going to bed.
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or near to the curb if a sidewalk is not available.
  • Carry glowsticks or flashlights and use reflective tape to make yourself more visible to motorists.
  • Map your route and set a meeting place before heading out. This will ensure that everyone in your group is accounted for at the end of the evening.
  • Cross streets at corners or crosswalks. Always observe and obey all traffic signals.
  • Make sure that vehicles have come to a complete stop and establish eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Watch for vehicle turn signals and back-up lights. Don’t ever dart between parked cars.
  • Put electronic devices away and remain alert when walking. Remind everyone in your group to refrain from running, especially across streets.
  • Parents or a trusted adult should inspect all treats before they are consumed, especially by children.

Motorist Tips

  • Slow down and remain alert in residential neighborhoods.
  • Take the extra time to look for pedestrians on medians, curbs, and at intersections.
  • Turn on headlights earlier in the day to spot trick-or-treaters.
  • Be especially vigilant from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., when most trick-or-treaters will be out.
  • Watch for pedestrians when backing out of parking lots and driveways.
  • Remove all distractions while driving and concentrate on your surroundings.
  • Discourage new and inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween.
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