Halloween Safety Tips

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  • Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. 
  • Avoid having children carry replica firearms, or toys which can be mistaken as real.
  • Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars.
  • Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car.
  • Walk on sidewalks and not in the middle of the street.
  • Because of increased foot traffic and the many children out on Halloween, the potential for automobile related accidents with young pedestrians increases four times on this night according to a CDC (Center for Disease Control) study.
  • Pay extra attention, particularly to crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Kids tend to walk along the curbs, cutting across the street to get to other homes. Keep scanning all around you as you drive, whether as thru traffic or along with your kids as they trick-or-treat.
  • Drive below the posted speed limit in residential areas during trick-or-treating.
  • Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway, they could be dropping off children.
  • Do not text and drive.
  • If you are dropping off or picking up your kids in an area, pull off the road into a safe spot and turn on your hazard lights to alert other motorists.
  • Homeowners should turn their porch lights on so children know it’s ok to visit your home.
  • Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you.