Halloween Safety Tips from New York State Police

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Halloween is here and plenty of little ghouls and goblins are excited to trick-or-treat! New York State Police Public Information Officer, Trooper James O’Callaghan, shared some tips to ensure your family has a safe and happy Halloween.

Trick or Treating

1- Stay in groups for safety and visibility.

2- Look both way before crossing the street.

3- Visibility, Glow sticks, lights bright colors.



1- No baked goods.

2- All candy in original wrappers.

3- Check all candy for tampering (staples…) if you find candy that has been tampered with, call 911.


1- Operators should anticipate heavy volumes of people on the roadway.

2- Go SLOW, kids might not pay attention to vehicles or their surroundings.

3- Don’t wear a mask while operating a vehicle.

4- Don’t drive distracted/Intoxicated.

Gabrielle Mediak is a reporter who has been part of the News 4 team since 2019. See more of her work here.

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