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Safety Tips for Halloween
Safety Tips for Halloween

Motorists

  • Remind all household drivers to remain cautious and drive slowly through the neighborhoods
  • Use extra caution when entering and exiting driveways and alleyways

Trick-or-Treaters

  • Join in the fun and accompany young children. If you cannot accompany them, have them go with a group of other children. Never let them go alone.
  • Wear light-colored clothing that is labeled flame -resistant or flame retardant and is shirt enough to prevent tripping. Add reflectors, glow sticks, or glow in the dark stickers for higher visibility.
  • Make sure your children can see clearly though face masks. Consider using face paint or make up instead of a mask.
  • Carry a lightweight flashlight along with a fully charged cell phone (keep your eyes on your little one while trick or treating, not on your phone).
  • Watch out for traffic and only cross at corners. Be careful not to cross between parked cars.
  • Do not assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick or Treaters; just because one car stops does not mean others will.
  • Insist children use sidewalks or , if sidewalks aren’t available, walk along the side of the street facing traffic.
  • Have children wait until they get home to eat their goodies so you can first examine all their treats.
  • Accept only wrapped or packaged candy.
  • Most importantly, instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger, or get into a stranger’s car.

Hosts Passing out Candy

  • An adult should stay at home to welcome trick or treaters.
  • Pets can get a little excited over all the activity, so keep your pets under control and away from the front door.
  • Take extra care to eliminate tripping hazards on your driveway/walkway/porch. Clear the walkways of tools, toys and other items.
  • Use electric lights or luminary bags to light front walkways.
  • Give out only wrapped or packaged candy.
  • Use a battery operated candle or glow stick in jack-o-lanterns. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are watched at all times when candles are lit.

 

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