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Halloween is this Saturday, meaning thousands of children robots, princesses, and superheroes will be roaming our communities for tricks and treats.  And while this holiday is a favorite for many kids, that much foot traffic after sunset can cause some problems.  Follow a few simple safety tips to help keep Halloween fun, safe, and enjoyable for everyone:

  • Cross the street at crosswalks and use traffic signals and never dart into the street without looking
  • Travel in groups – kids under 12 should be accompanied by an adult
  • Use reflective tape on costumes and carry a flashlight
  • Costumes should fit well – no dragging fabric that could cause a fall – and avoid masks that obstruct vision
  • Never enter a stranger’s house and visit only well-lit houses
  • Adults should inspect the Halloween haul and only factory-wrapped treats should be eaten

These tips are just a small summary of good practices to help keep kids safe during this exciting holiday.  Many communities have established trick-or-treating hours and often have enhanced law enforcement presence.  Call 9-1-1 immediately if an emergency arises.

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