Greenwich Police Share Tips for a Safe Halloween

Sunday is shaping up to be nice – mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Greenwich Police Department hopes everyone has a fun and safe Halloween weekend.

The police department offers a few safety tips as Halloween approaches to celebrate safely this weekend.

For Motorists:

When approaching crosswalks and intersections, pay particular attention, and scan left and right for children coming from porches and sidewalks.

Reduce your speed, especially in neighborhoods or busy downtown areas.

Pull in and out of driveways slowly.Do not use cell phones or other handheld portable devices.

Use caution when passing cars that are stopped on the street. They may be loading or unloading passengers.

Turn your headlights on well before sunset to make your vehicle as visible as possible.

Keep your radio turned down and roll down your windows, so you can hear outside your car.

Do not rummage through your children’s treat bags while driving.

If you wear a costume while driving, ensure that the costume parts do not interfere with regular driving operations.

This includes limited visibility from masks and odd or uncomfortable footwear.


A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds.Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.

Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.If older children or teenagers are going out alone, plan and review a route that you feel is safe and acceptable for them to follow. Agree on a specific time older children and teenagers should return home.Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home.

Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep their heads up, and please do not run across the street.

Always look both ways before crossing the street.