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.