Tips to Ensure a Safe Halloween

Before letting children begin trick-or-treating, talk to them about these essential safety tips:

  • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

The City of West Sacramento wishes everyone a safe and happy Halloween!


For more tips on how to dress or drive safer please read the Halloween Safety Tips Sheet. Visit the Safe Kids website or Facebook page for more information.

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