Clark County officials want everyone to have a happy and fun Halloween. The county recommends all trick or treaters be inside by 9 p.m. to ensure a safe holiday. To help make this happen, Clark County asks participating households to voluntarily turn off their outsides lights by 9 p.m. on Halloween.
In Henderson, uniformed police officers, not responding to calls, will be monitoring the city’s streets and handing out glow-in-the-dark bracelets to help make children more visible. Officers will hand out bracelets to children on Wednesday as they patrol neighborhoods 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., the suggested trick-or-treating hours in Henderson.
According to a recent study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, injury rates for children are 10% – 14% higher than any other holidays.
Halloween town offers safe trick or treating, with candy at every ride!
Here are some tips to help keep your family safe this Halloween.
Never trick or treat alone. Children should always be accompanied by an adult when trick or treating.
Wear bright and visible clothing and carry a flashlight or glow sticks when trick or treating.
Trick or treat in familiar areas. Plan your route and make sure your family knows what it is. It’s best to trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
Stay on sidewalks, walkways and paths. Always cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. 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.
Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up; don’t dart out into the street or cross in between parked cars.
Walk. Don’t run.
Only visit well-lit home with lit porch lights.
Don’t talk to strangers.
Don’t approach unknown animals, such as dogs or cats.
Only accept treats at the door. Do not enter a stranger’s home for treats.
Use your manners and be courteous to your neighbors.
Carry a charged cell phone in case of emergency.
Inspect candy before eating. Don’t eat candy if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.
Community Safety Tips!
Driving on Halloween
Drive slowly, especially in residential neighborhoods, and be prepared to stop when children are present; know that dark costumes may present a visual challenge for you as you drive.
Take extra time to look for kids and other pedestrians at intersections, on medians and curbs, and around corners. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unexpected ways.
Avoid activities that distract your attention while driving such as talking on your cell phone or eating. Pay attention.
Be very cautious turning into driveways and backing out, especially where hedges and bushes may block your vision.
Watch for pets that may be running loose.
Be careful in parking lots where stores, malls and churches may be giving out candy on Halloween.
Be aware that pedestrians may be out well after dark on Halloween