As Halloween nears, we want to ensure students stay safe while having some spooky fun. There are plenty of fun events to celebrate the holiday, but it’s important to put safety first. Here are the top Halloween tips from IPS Police:

  • Trick-or-treat with an adult: Children under the age of 12 shouldn’t go out alone.
  • Carry glow sticks or flashlights to ensure cars can see you and you can see the walking path.
  • Choose face paint or makeup instead of a mask if possible; masks can block your line of sight.
  • Try on your costume ahead of time to see if it fits well – a loose costume can cause you to trip!
  • Cross the street at corners, using crosswalks and traffic signals.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If no sidewalks are available, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.

Safety isn’t only the responsibility of trick-or-treaters – drivers should be cautious on Halloween as well. IPS Police shared these tips for drivers hitting the road this Halloween:

  • Turn your headlights on earlier in the day so you can spot children more easily.
  • Drive slowly and use extra caution as you enter or exit driveways and alleyways.
  • Be on high alert in residential neighborhoods.
  • Double-check for children before driving through intersections.

We hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween!