Carmel: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31
Fishers: 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31
Noblesville: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31
Westfield: 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31
Zionsville: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31
The Noblesville Police Dept. gave the following tips for parents, trick-or-treaters and motorists during Halloween activities:
- Make sure an adult or older, responsible youth will be supervising the outing for younger children.
- Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas and along an established route.
- Teach your children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never enter a stranger’s home.
- Tell your youngsters not to eat any treat until they return home.
- Establish a return time.
- Review all the appropriate trick-or-treat safety precautions, including pedestrian/traffic safety rules.
- Remind children to walk on sidewalks, not in the street. If no sidewalk is available, have children walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
- Remind children to walk, do not run. Be careful crossing yards and lawns where unseen objects or uneven terrain can present tripping hazards.
- When in doubt about a specific treat that your child has brought home, simply throw it away.
- Contact you local police department immediately if you suspect that your child’s candy/treat has been compromised in any way.
- Only fire-retardant materials should be used for costumes.
- Costumes should not be so long that they are a tripping hazard. (Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injuries on Halloween.)
- If children are allowed out after dark, outfits should be made with light-colored materials. Strips of reflective tape should be used to make children more visible.
- Avoid masks that may obstruct a child’s vision. Use face paint instead.
- Carrying flashlights will help children see and be seen more clearly.
- Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.
- Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.
- Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
- Travel at a reduced speed (10-15 mph below the posted speed limit), especially in residential areas where it is obvious children will be walking.
- Leave your exterior lights on near your front door if you are participating in handing out candy. Parents/children will use this as a means to identify your willingness to participate.
- Secure any pets (outside and inside) that may become startled because of the costumes, noise or overall increase in activities on that evening.
- Make sure children have a clear path to and from your front door. Decorations or other Halloween displays can sometimes present a tripping hazard for unsuspecting children.