Police offer Halloween safety tips

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Gazette staff
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Area law enforcement agencies offer these safety tips for trick-or-treaters:

-- Trick-or-treat while itís still light outside.

-- Never enter the home or vehicle of a person offering candy.

-- Donít 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.

Last updated: 6:38 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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