Happy Halloween – but make it a safe one for Trick-or-Treaters

New Castle County Police have some helpful advice for making this a safe Halloween.

Children should be accompanied by an adult while going door-to-door.  It’s a good idea for youngsters to carry a flashlight, stay to the sidewalk or the far right side of the highway, and only trick-or-treat in a faimilar neighborhood.  Costumes should not drag on the ground, and facial make-up is safer than wearing a mask.  Also, reflective markings or tape can be attached to clothing or a costume.  Only approach a home with the porch lights on.  Parents should inspect any candy or treats that have been collected.  Any suspected incidents of tampering should be reported to the police non-emergency number at 302-573-2800.  Also, the police community services unit has more Halloween safety information at 302-395-8050.  If you are home and expect trick-or-treaters, turn on the outside ligiths.  If you have a pet, keep your animal inside.  Pets may be frightened by children in costume.


Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Together we can reach 100% of WHYY’s fiscal year goal