Haunted House
Safety Tips

from Assemblyman
Josť Rivera

2488 Grand Concourse, Rm. 416
Bronx, New York 10458 718-933-2204 • riveraj@assembly.state.ny.us

Halloween is almost here and ghosts and goblins will soon be answering the call to trick-or-treat. To ensure your little monster has a perfectly “ghoulish” evening, I’ve put together some Halloween safety tips. May you and your children have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Josť Rivera
Member of Assembly



  • Arrange for an adult to accompany trick-or-treaters.

  • Know the route your child will travel and give him or her a curfew.

  • To help plan a safe route, visit the sex offender registry at www.criminaljustice.state.ny.us/nsor/search_index.htm.

  • Be sure children can see through their masks. Costumes should be easy to see, either made from light colors or marked for nighttime with reflective tape.

  • Dispose of unwrapped candy or candy that appears altered.

  • Don’t leave your home unattended.

cat and a pumpkin


  • Don’t eat anything from your trick-or-treat bag before your parents have looked at it.

  • Always stay with people you know, and stay in your own neighborhood.

  • Tell your parents where you are trick-or-treating and stay away from dark streets and buildings.