Halloween Safety Reminders
It's coming up to that time of year again when our little ghosts and goblins will be running through the streets trying to collect as much candy as possible. Here are a few reminders to help make this Halloween season a safe and happy one for everyone.
•A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
•Use a flashlight, so you can see and be seen by others.
•Only trick-or-treat in well-known neighborhoods and at homes that have a porch light on.
•Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
•If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway facing traffic and be sure to carry a flashlight or wear glow sticks so you can be seen by on coming traffic.
•Never cut across yards.
•Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
•Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
•Always walk. Never run across a street and be sure to look in both directions for cars.
•Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway or alley.
•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 stop.
•Never consume unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered.
•No treats should be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult at home.
•Notify Police immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.