OCTOBER 28, 2014

MORPC is asking communities, drivers, parents and pedestrians to pay particular attention to Trick-or-Treaters during their night of Halloween celebration. MORPC recommends that parents and youth follow these pedestrian safety tips:

  • Parents of young pedestrians are urged to watch out for drivers while they accompany their children.
  • Encourage kids to walk, not run and to never cut across lawns or driveways.
  • Be mindful at roadway crossings and always look both ways before crossing.
  • Make sure costumes have some reflective or light coloring.
  • Parents carry flashlights to lighten dark stairs or sidewalks.

“'Trick-or-Treat' should be a fun time for children in Central Ohio,” states William Murdock, MORPC Executive Director. “We strongly urge parents and drivers to watch out for the Trick-or-Treaters in their community and help keep them safe.”

In September, MORPC set the unified Trick-or-Treat date for the next five years, rain or shine. If Halloween, October 31, falls on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, then Trick-or-Treat will be held the prior Thursday. If Halloween falls on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, then Trick-or-Treat will be held on that day. Even though MORPC approved an unified date, local communities maintain the authority to change it.

MORPC has created an interactive map and static listing of Trick-or-Treat schedules for its local community members. Please contact your local community to confirm the day and time for Trick-or-Treat in your area and for further details.