For Parents:

  • Parents be sure to contact the town/village/municipal area you plan on taking your kids trick or treating to see what hours they have designated for the fun. This information is often available on the town’s website, and in the local press.
  • Make sure that trick or treating is supervised by an adult you know, especially for children under the age of 12.
  • Trick or Treat only in familiar areas and have an idea of what the route will be in advance.
  • Make sure children’s costumes are either light colored or have reflective tape in prominent areas so that Children are visible to motorists.
  • Review traffic and pedestrian safety rules with your children and make sure each child has a flashlight.
  • Keep Trick or Treating to a walking only activity, often costumes limit the wearer’s vision and children can’t navigate bicycles, rollerblades, or skateboards properly.

If you are traveling by car on Halloween please keep in mind the following :

  • Keep headlights on at all times, even in daylight.
  • If you are transporting children, make sure they always exit curbside away from traffic.
  • Keep extra vigilant for children in residential areas, darting between parked cars, and walking along medians and curbs.
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys with extra care, as trick-or-treaters will be in the vicinity.
  • At dusk and at night especially keep an eye out for people in dark colored clothing.
  • Do not wear a mask of any kind while driving.

We sincerely hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween! Should you find yourself in a situation where you or a family member has been injured during this upcoming holiday, we have experience working with injury cases. Contact us online or Call us at (312) 782-4600 for a free initial consultation.

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