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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Safety Tips For A Happy Halloween

Parents, here are some safety tips for you to go over with your children to assure that everyone has a Safe and Happy Halloween.

Children Should
  • Cross only at corners or marked crosswalks.
  • Never cross the road between parked cars.
  • Never go into a stranger's house.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Watch for cars backing or turning.
  • Carry a flashlight
Drivers Should
  • Drive in an extra cautious manner.
  • Keep a keen eye open for children who forget safety rules.
Parents Should
  • Instruct their children not to open their candy until they return home.
  • Inspect all candy for tampering before their children eat it.    
  • Make sure an adult accompanies children.
  • Know what route their children will be taking.
  • Have a set time limit for children to return home.
  • Explain the difference between tricks and vandalism.                    
Home Owners Should
  • Have a well lit home both inside  and out.
  • This will prevent vandalism and injuries. 
  • Remove all obstacles from their lawns to avoid injuries.
Costumes Should     
  • Be flame retardant (this includes wigs & bags)
  • Not have high heels or long dangling pieces to trip on.
  • Be made of a bright highly visible material.
  • Include reflective strips in the costume. 
Simple Safety Rules For A Happy Halloween

1. Always use common sense
2. Young children should always go with an adult
3. Plan your entire route and make sure your family knows it
4. Don't eat any candy until a parent checks it
5. Visit only houses with lights on
6. Walk on sidewalks and driveways
7. Carry a flashlight
8. Cross the street only at a corner or crosswalk
9. Don't play around lit pumpkins
10. Always say thank you for your treats
11. Stay away from strangers
12. Never enter a house for treats

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