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Monday October 31st, 2016

Posted at 10:00am

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Here are some safety rules to ensure that everyone has a good time this Halloween.

Halloween Driving Tricks to Keep Everyone Safe:

  • Don’t drive distracted – no cell phones, iPods or texting.
  • Observe posted speed limits – proceed with caution.
  • Watch for children darting across streets, especially between parked cars.
  • Pay attention –don’t assume children see you.
  • Pass all vehicles with care; they could be dropping off children.

Tips for Treat Seekers:

  • Carry a flashlight or glow sticks. Wear bright reflective clothing or use reflective tape on costumes.
  • Use makeup, rather than masks, to have a clear view of surroundings.
  • Remember, when crossing the street, look left, right and left again before crossing,
  • Stay on sidewalks and cross only at corners or crosswalks.
  • Have an adult go with children when they trick or treat.
  • Don’t forget, have an adult check your candy when you get home.

Tips for Home Owners:

  • If you have pets in the residence, it might be a good idea to keep them away from the door or other paths that children might use when approaching your residence. Even normally friendly dogs can get a little testy with unidentified trick or treaters.
  • Turn your lights on so that the little trick or treaters can see their way around and will assist in avoiding potentially dangerous mishaps on your property.
  • Keep your property in order, tidy and items off pathways that children may be travelling on in order to access your front door.
  • Keep lit candles at a safe distance from trick or treaters, and always remember to blow the candles out after the festivities are completed.

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