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Halloween Safe Streets

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Halloween is a favorite time, that's filled with fun, make-believe and candy. Unfortunately, it's also become a time of risk for children. These safety tips can help to ensure that children will have a safe and happy time while trick or treating.

Go trick or treating with an adult or a friend. If you donot go with an adult, draw two maps of the route you and your friends will take. Give one map to your parents and take the other with you.

  • Wear light-colored clothing
  • Bring a flashlightalong with you.
  • Walk on sidewalks only. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
  • Cross at intersections only. Don't run from home to home or across streets.
  • Make sure eyeholes in mask doesn't restrict vision. Take off masks when crossing streets. You may want to use makeup instead of a mask.
  • Don't eat any treats until your parents have looked at them first.
  • Be home at a reasonable time.
  • Don't enter homes.
  • If you are approached by a stranger, head to any lighted house and ask them to contactyour parents or the police.