Be Safe On Halloween
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.