Halloween Tips and Tricks

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  • 916th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

It’s that time of year for some trick-or-treat fun.

While everyone is out in costume getting some tasty treats, please keep in mind the following safety tips:

  • Consider flame-retardant costumes
  • Try to avoid masks that reduce vision
  • Carry a flashlight, glow stick, and/or reflective gear to increase visibility
  • Know the route your kids are taking if you aren’t going with them and have them check in regularly (Children 12 years and younger should have adult supervision)
  • Cross streets at intersections wherever possible (darting across the street is not recommended as any vehicles present may not notice)
  • Minimize driving through housing areas during the designated trick-or-treat hours
  • Park vehicles in driveways to increase visibility and reduce congestion on the streets
  • If driving, use extreme caution and be aware of pedestrians
  • Pull away from curbs slowly and double check all blind spots (expect to drive below posted speed limits)
  • Avoid passing vehicles that have stopped in the roadway
  • Have a contingency plan in place for your group in case anyone should become separated