"Inside By 9"
Halloween may be one of the most fun nights of the year, but it also can be one of the most dangerous for young pedestrians. This is why Clark County promotes the "Inside By 9" Halloween public safety campaign that includes discouraging trick or treating after 9 p.m. Residents are also being asked to turn off their porch lights at that time to discourage children from knocking on their doors.
For Halloween events, safety tips and more, follow us on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #Insideby9. You also may view the safety public service announcements posted below in English and Spanish on our YouTube page.
This Public Service Announcement in English encourages trick or treaters to be 'Inside By 9.'
Este anuncio de servicio público en español anima a los trucos o tratantes a estar "dentro de las 9."
Residents are encouraged to enjoy Halloween but to keep these safety tips in mind:
- 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 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.
- 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.
To print these tips in English, click on the flyer to the above right.
Trick or Treaters & Neighborhood Safety
- Never trick or treat alone. Young children should always go trick or treating with an adult.
- All children should walk, not run, from house to house, and use sidewalks, not roads. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
- It's best to trick-or-treat in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets.
- Wear costumes that allow you to be seen by drivers. Choose bright or light-colored clothing; decorate bags and costumes with reflective tape or stickers.
- Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover your eyes. Costumes should be made of fire-resistant materials; avoid costumes with long, trailing fabric.
- Carry a cell phone with you and light your way with a flashlight.
- Cross the street safely at corners using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look both ways before you cross, and keep looking as you walk.
- Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up; don't dart out into the street or cross in between parked cars.
- Only visit homes that have the porch light on.
- Accept your treats only at the door, and never go into a stranger's house.
- Beware of jack-o-lanterns lit with candles, which are a fire hazard. It's safer for households to use battery-operated candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns.
- Have grownups inspect your 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.
To print these tips in Spanish, click on the flyer to the above right.
Clark County Parks & Recreation
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