Halloween Safety Tips

 

Illustration by Aaron Castrejon

 

The Glendora Police Department has a few tips on staying safe while trick or treating this Halloween:

Halloween is an exciting night of the year and a particularly special treat for young children.  It is also an important time to be extra vigilant for potential safety hazards.  The Glendora Police Department wants everyone to have a happy, fun and safe Halloween by following these tips:

  • For Trick or Treaters and Parents:
    -Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
    -Avoid wearing masks that obscure vision.
    -Obey traffic signals.
    -Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible and use caution if you cross between parked cars.
    -Stay on the sidewalks when possible.
    -Stay in familiar neighborhoods.
    -Don’t use electronic devices (texting while walking) when you are crossing the street, pay attention to traffic
    Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat
    Carry a flashlight, carry or wear glow products like glow bracelets or necklaces
  • For Motorists:
    -Drive slowly and cautiously.
    -Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
    -Turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.
    -Be careful when entering and exiting driveways.
    -Do not use your cellphone to text or make calls while driving
    -Look for children walking on the street, running and darting in between parked vehicles.
    -Never drink alcohol and drive.

—Aaron C.

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