Halloween Safety Tips

Real Estate Agent with Albuquerque Homes Realty 16572

The time for monsters, super heroes and ghosts has arrived again.  Halloween is a wonderful part of the changing seasons and we should do everything possible to ensure the night remains a wonderful experience for our children.  Most folks are aware of the need for cautionary steps on this haunted evening, particularly in regard to altered treats and safety.  Unfortunately, there are dangers associated with this annual goblin festival.  The following tips should be considered by all adults and children as a guide to protect them during a night of trick-or-treating.  

For Parents:


The safest place is a sponsored event at a mall, school, church or neighborhood event.  

Accompany young children on the route.

Send older children out with friends, a watch and flashlight.

Agree to the route and an expected arrival time prior to departure.

Always check your children’s treats prior to consumption.


For Children and Parents:


Wear light-colored clothing or costumes.

Use make-up instead of a mask for better visibility.

Make a map of the route for you and your parents.

Carry a flashlight or light stick.

Stay in your own neighborhood.

Be respectful of other people and their property.

Stop only at well-lighted houses.

Have a parent check the treats before you eat them.

Start early and end early.

Use sidewalks or walk facing traffic.

Always keep a safe distance between you and moving vehicles.

Stop, look and listen at corners or before crossing the street and walk, don’t run.

Don’t go between parked cars or crisscross back and forth across the street.

Never go inside a stranger’s house or apartment, no matter what anyone says.

Don’t carry sharp instruments and never carry a lighted candle or open flame.

Any incident in Albuquerque involving injury or violations of the law should be reported to the Albuquerque Police Department by calling 911 (Emergency) or 242-COPS (Non-Emergency).  


Compliments of the APD Crime Prevention Unit  



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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello John, Good points, I know I walk doing the day with door knockers some times and walks can be dangerous doing the day light and at night  wow

Oct 23, 2015 12:28 AM #42
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the great tips. I will share this post with others.

Oct 23, 2015 09:10 PM #43
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning John McCormack ,

What a great list of safety tips for Halloween! Better to be safe than sorry!

Oct 23, 2015 11:53 PM #44
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Have a safe and happy Halloween to you and all the people in your sphere of influence, family, neighbors and friends too!

Oct 24, 2015 02:06 AM #45
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi John McCormack , Nice blog that works not only local, but universally.

Oct 24, 2015 03:32 AM #46
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Raleigh - Cary Triangle Real Estate 919-602-8489

John, Such great tips for the Halloween season! 

Oct 24, 2015 04:28 AM #47
Donny Carter
Carter & Roque Real Estate - Frostburg, MD
Mountain Maryland Real Estate Expert

Hi John, I was hoping to see some photos of the Albuquerque balloon fiesta soon.

Oct 26, 2015 03:24 AM #48
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


We are just days away from Halloween and trick and treating.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 26, 2015 11:30 AM #49
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Gee John, I still can't figure out my Halloween outfit!!

Oct 26, 2015 09:47 PM #50
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Lots of helpful tips here, John. Hope everyone stays safe this year.

Oct 27, 2015 11:49 PM #51
Kathryn J.
Rentec Direct - Grants Pass, OR
Rentec Direct

Halloween is by far not my favorite holiday however for those who participate I prefer to see the kids safe at a mall, church or school events. 

Oct 28, 2015 12:35 AM #52
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Most of our area kids tend to go to big school functions, or some other large organized event. Wonder if neighborhood trick or treating will one day be obsolete? 

Oct 29, 2015 12:01 AM #53
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Stopping by to say Hello and have a great Friday John McCormack 

Oct 29, 2015 11:59 PM #54
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning John McCormack 

Every year we hear of stories where people/kids are injured or kids receive tainted candy. You have provided a great list.

Oct 30, 2015 12:12 AM #55
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello again John ... Have a wonderful Fun Safe Happy Halloween ;o)

Oct 31, 2015 02:53 AM #56
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Happy November 1 to you two. Hope you're having a great weekend. (Relaxing!)

Nov 01, 2015 12:51 AM #58
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Hey John McCormack now that it has come and gone I'm happy to report that the only mishap I've heard of in our entire State was that someone dropped a baggie of meds into a kids bag.

Nov 01, 2015 11:35 PM #59
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Folks, I hope y'all had a great halloween with no problems. Have a excellent week. 

Nov 02, 2015 04:55 AM #60
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

John McCormack 

Hope you had a great Halloween. Keep up the good work and have a wonderful week. 

Nov 02, 2015 12:03 PM #61
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Hi Folks, I hope all is well with you guys and business is good. Take care..

Nov 05, 2015 06:24 AM #62
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