Connecticut state officials share tips on how to stay safe this Halloween

Halloween has arrived, and with kids running around in costumes local communities are preparing for a heavy pedestrian night ahead.

Angelica Toruno and Robyn Karashik

Oct 31, 2023, 5:05 PM

Updated 203 days ago

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Halloween has arrived, and with kids running around in costumes local communities are preparing for a heavy pedestrian night ahead.
State officials are trying to make this Halloween all treats and no tricks or tragedies for those hitting the streets with trick-or-treaters.
"Halloween is consistently one of the top three nights where we have the most pedestrian injuries and fatalities,” says Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz.
The Department of Consumer Protection is also sharing ways to avoid accidents or injuries.
"Wear bright or reflective costumes if you're going door to door or as the Lt. Governor said: carry a flashlight or a glow stick so that you are visible when you are out on those streets,” says Bryan Cafferelli, commissioner of the DCP.
Local community leaders, like Stamford Mayor Carolyn Simmons, are warning drivers to slow down and exercise extra caution during busy hours of the night.
"[Particularly] during the high traffic times of 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. tonight when there's going to be so many kids out trick-or-treating, so please stay safe," says Simmons.
Cafferelli advises households to remove obstacles from lawns or driveways that could trip people.
He’s also reminding parents and guardians to be mindful of allergic reactions and tampered candies.
"Be very aware of food allergies. Inspect the commercially wrapped treats, so if they're open or damaged just throw them away,” says Cafferelli. “There's no reason to take a chance.”
More tips include using flashlights or glow sticks and staying aware of your surroundings.
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