Police offer Halloween safety tips
Area law enforcement agencies offer these safety tips for trick-or-treaters:
-- Trick-or-treat while it’s still light outside.
-- Never enter the home or vehicle of a person offering candy.
-- Don’t eat any treats until they can be inspected at home.
-- After dark, carry a flashlight and wear a light-colored costume or a costume marked with reflective tape.
They offer this advice for parents:
-- Make sure young children are accompanied by a responsible adult.
-- Children old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves should have a cellphone and a curfew.
-- Dress children in costumes made of flame retardant material. For homemade costumes, use a fire retardant spray or fabric that has been treated with fire retardant.
-- Drive slowly and cautiously. Trick-or-treaters might run into the road, so be ready to stop suddenly.
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