5 Essential Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating This Year (2023)

Halloween isn’t just about the spooky costumes and candy hauls—it’s about creating cherished memories with our little ones.

However, as the streets come alive with ghouls and goblins, ensuring the safety of our kids remains paramount.

Did you know?

According to safekids.org, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day.

A staggering statistic!

Thankfully, with some forethought and vigilance, such accidents can be avoided.

Essential Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:

Before setting off on your Halloween adventure, sit down with your kids and go over these crucial safety tips:

  1. Cross Smartly: Always cross the street at designated corners or crosswalks.
  2. Eyes Up, Stay Alert: Before stepping off the curb, always look left, then right, and then left again.
  3. Engage with Drivers: Making eye contact with drivers helps ensure they see you and will stop.
  4. Stay On Sidewalks: Whenever available, always use sidewalks to keep a safe distance from the road. If walking in a group, avoid crowding the sidewalk and allow space for others.
  5. Walking on Roads: In the absence of sidewalks, always walk facing oncoming traffic and stay as far to the left as possible.

Remember, it’s not just about keeping your kids safe. Share these reminders with friends and family, urging them to drive cautiously, especially during peak trick-or-treating hours.

It’s also a good idea to make sure your child’s costume fits well and won’t cause them to trip while they are running around.

Milwaukee’s Halloween Highlights:

For those looking to add more than just trick-or-treating to their Halloween festivities, Milwaukee offers several local events. Check out our compiled list of family-friendly Halloween celebrations happening around town.

Have a spooktacular and safe Halloween, Milwaukee! 🎃👻

About the author

In 2013, Calie Herbst, a former teacher with three little ones, saw a need for a “One Stop Shop” for family fun in Milwaukee. So she founded Milwaukee With Kids. Her goal was to find the best this city has to offer families and share it with other parents. In one place. In 2019, she published "Exploring Milwaukee WIth Kids", a comprehensive Milwaukee travel guide for families and kids. She appears regularly on WISN News, Fox 6's 'Real Milwaukee', B93.3, and Wisconsin Morning News. She has been featured in Medium, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NPR, the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, and on CBS 58 News. Calie is available for hosting, moderating and media appearances.

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