Driving Safety:

  • Make sure headlights are on.
  • Keep an eye out for kids walking in the street.
  • Drive slower and stay alert.
  • Exit driveways slowly and eliminate any distractions.

Candy Safety:

  • Check your children’s candy before letting them eat anything.
  • Throw out anything already opened, ripped or damaged.
  • Throw out any apples.

Child Safety:

  • Give your children a specific curfew time.
  • Make sure you know their walking route if you are not accompanying them.

Costume Safety:

  • Choose face paint instead of ​a ​mask as they tend to inhibit sight and sound​.
  • Hem your child’s costume if it’s too long, so they can easily walk without tripping.
  • ​After Dark:​
    • ​Utilize ​glow sticks and flashlights ​to ​help child​ be​ seen by drivers.
    • Use reflective tape if ​child is wearing a​ darker costume.


While Trick-or-Treating:

  • Let your parents know what route or roads you’ll be walking down.
  • Stick to familiar areas.
  • Use the buddy system and don’t wander off.
  • Older kids without a guardian should carry a form of identification.

Traffic Safety:

  • Walk in a well lit area.
  • Walk facing traffic, so you can see cars coming.
  • Watch for cars turning or backing up.
  • Do not dart out between parked vehicles.

When Crossing the Street:

  • Cross at corners using traffic signals.
  • Make sure to thoroughly look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
  • Keep your head up, and make eye contact with the driver to ensure they see you.
  • Always walk on the crosswalk, not on the street.

These tips are brought to you by Fort Lee Police Officer Michael Bialoblocki. Happy Halloween from the Fort Lee BDA!

Don’t miss our Fall-o-ween Spectacular on Sunday, October 30 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Main Street.