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Halloween Safety Tips

Here are a few safety tips to help ensure everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

Make your Halloween a happy one by following these important safety tips:

  • Cross the street at corners - using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Make sure to put your electronic devices away, and keep your focus on the sidewalk/traffic.
  • Don't run across streets.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Have a planned route and designated meeting spot in case someone gets separated.
  • Trick or Treat with an Adult and in groups.
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
  • Avoid long costumes to help prevent trips and falls.
  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods.
  • Don't text and drive. Eliminate distractions inside your car.
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
  • Have an adult check all candy to make certain it's safe.
  • Be aware that drugs can be wrapped in popular candy packaging.
  • Don't go into stranger's homes.
  • The Albuquerque Police Department hopes you have a safe and happy Halloween.

Always remember to celebrate responsibly and never drink and drive.