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We are so close to Halloween which, is on Tuesday 31 October 5:00 - 7:30 here in Georgetown, MA. People are decorating, there have already been a couple of Trick or Trunk events in our own town and surrounding towns. These events came around to ensure the children are safe during Halloween since it is a controlled environment.

12th Annual Trick or Trunk – Fox Valley Family YMCA

But, this blog is about Halloween Safety. I am providing the safety tips published by our local Police Department. We ALL want Halloween revelers to be safe and have an enjoyable evening.

Georgetown Police Department Shares Tips to Stay Safe This Halloween

Costume Safety

Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following the below guidelines, courtesy the Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Product Safety Commission:
  • Reduce fire hazards by choosing costumes made of polyester or nylon fabric and not sheer cotton or rayon fabric.
  • Use reflective tape as a trim for costumes and outerwear to help be seen in lower light. Wearing a brightly colored costume and carrying a flashlight or glow stick can also help brighten the walkways for trick-or-treaters.
  • Wear a costume that fits and avoid overly long or baggy costumes to prevent trips and falls. Wear makeup and hats rather than costume masks, which can obscure vision.
  • Carefully follow all product directions and test any makeup you plan to use in advance. Put a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that's a sign of a possible allergy. Always remove all makeup before going to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation.
  • Don't decorate your face with things that aren't intended for your skin.
  • Don’t wear decorative or colored contact lenses that appear to change how your eyes look due to the risk of eye injury, unless you have seen an eye care professional for a proper fitting and have been given instructions for how to use the lenses.
Trick-or-Treating Safety
According to the National Safety Council, children are more than twice as likely to be struck by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. To help prevent such a tragedy, parents and trick-or-treaters are urged to consider these tips before heading out:
  • A responsible adult should accompany young children on neighborhood rounds.
  • If older children or teenagers are going out alone, plan and review a route that you feel is safe and acceptable for them to follow. Agree on a specific time older children and teenagers should return home.
  • Teach your children never to enter a stranger’s home or car.
  • Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends.
  • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home, and take care to avoid any food allergies.
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street. Always look both ways before crossing the street.
Driving Safety
The following tips, courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, can help keep the roads safe on Halloween:

  • Be alert for trick-or-treaters on Halloween. Slow down and continue to scan the road in areas where they are likely to be or where sight distances are limited.
  • On Halloween there will likely be more pedestrians on the roads and in places where they are not expected. Slower speeds save lives.
  • Stay alert for pedestrians who may come out from between parked cars or behind shrubbery. Stop and wait for them to pass.
  • Don’t drive distracted. Keep your eyes on the road, your mind on driving and your hands on the wheel.
  • Don’t drive impaired. Designate a sober driver or use a taxi or rideshare service. If you see a potentially impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement.
  • Remember that social host liability laws may hold you responsible for parties where underage people drink, regardless of who furnishes the alcohol, and you could be held legally responsible for your guests’ behavior after they leave.
The Georgetown Police Department wishes the community a safe and happy Halloween!

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Comments (4)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Doug,

You are right it is almost time for Halloween and we too have been having events like Trunk or Treating etc. Good to get the safety tips out. Well done!

Oct 26, 2023 10:26 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Those tips need to be republished every year as folks have short memories.

Oct 26, 2023 10:35 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

I'm not a big on Halloween person but I do enjoy seeing the little kids enjoying themselves and being safe

Oct 26, 2023 11:21 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

How short are they? Leanne Smith

Maybe they should be required memorization tips. Throughout history the way information was passed down was through repeated sharing.

Oct 26, 2023 11:23 AM
Leanne Smith

Hmm maybe a little shorter than a goldfish? 😉

Oct 26, 2023 04:14 PM