Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tips For Staying Safe This Halloween

It’s Trick-or-Treat time!  To help parents and children in our community have an enjoyable Halloween, we offer the following safety tips:

For Trick-or-Treaters and Parents: 
  • Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk in and to be seen in.
  • An adult should always accompany smaller children.
  • Older children should travel in groups.
  • Know the route your child intends to take, and set a time that they should return home.
  • Carry a flashlight and make sure that some sort of reflective material is incorporated into the costume.
  • Utilize sidewalks when available and try to stay in well-lit areas. Never dart out between parked cars. Always cross at corners and crosswalks.
  • An outside light on front of a house is usually a sign that trick-or-treaters are welcome. Avoid going to houses that are not lit.

For Drivers:
  • Drive slowly! Be aware that young trick-or-treaters may dart out from between parked cars.
  • Do not drive a vehicle while wearing a mask of any sort. Your visibility could be obscured.
  • Stop at all crosswalks.

We hope your Halloween is both enjoyable and safe.

For more information, please contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Media Relations Division at 301-772-4710.

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