Though a lot of tips for Halloween focus on safety for children who are trick-or-treating, adults should also focus on their own safety. Some ways to ensure your safety on this Halloween include:
- If you are planning to do any driving on Halloween night, be extra cautious and diligent about watching for anyone/thing who may run in front of your car
- If you can avoid being out, stay indoors. Otherwise, avoid darkened sidewalks and parks; stay in very well-lit areas and in groups, if possible. Remember safety in numbers.
- It has been getting colder as we have been steadily approaching winter. Though warming centers are not yet open, there are still steps that can be taken, such as:
- Lots of layers – thermals, thick gloves, hats, and earmuffs are key items
- Layer blankets, especially if you are staying in a car
- Hot water bottles
- Another car tip is to utilize a car cover. Be sure that your car is off if you intend to use this method.
- If you are planning to pass out candy, consider inviting a friend or two to assist
Some useful articles with general tips and safety info are: