- Choose light or brightly colored costumes and use light-reflective tape.
- Masks restricts vision; make-up doesn't obstruct vision.
- Toy weapons, wands, brooms, etc., should be made of cardboard. They are much safer than plastic, wood or metal.
- Put your child's name, address and phone number INSIDE their costume in case of an accident or they get lost.
- Plan your child's route and only visit homes in your neighborhood that are well lighted.
- Carry a flashlight or glow stick.
- Tell your children to NEVER go inside a home when they are trick or treating.
- When crossing a street, stop, look and listen. Look both ways before crossing.
- Watch for cars backing out of driveways.
- Don't eat unopened candy. Look for any discoloration, torn wrappers or holes.
- Fruit and soft candies should be cut into bite-sized pieces before eating.
- Homemade treats should be avoided unless you are absolutely sure they came from a safe source.
- Don't play pranks. Damaging property is a crime.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Crime Prevention Tip of the Week
More Halloween Safety tips can be found here.