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Posted on: October 18, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips

On Halloween, normally quiet neighborhood fill with witches, goblins, superheros, princesses and the like in search of treats (and hopefully not tricks!). Recent pedestrian accidents around the county serve as a somber reminder about the importance of keeping vigilant about safety while both walking and driving the streets of Poway during this time of year. Here are a few tips to keep in mind.


Safety Tips Prior to Trick or Treating

  • Make sure that costumes are easy to see. Use light colors or reflective tape.
  • To ensure that you do not trip on your costume, check to make sure it is the proper length.
  • Carry a flashlight so that you can see and motorists can also see you.
  • Use makeup instead of a mask.
  • For older kids, going out without a parent: Have a plan of where you intend to trick or treat and leave it with your parents so that they will know where you are.

Safety Tips during Trick or Treating

  • Go while it is still light outside.
  • Cross the street only at corners. Never cross between parked cars.
  • Walk only on well-lit streets and stay on the sidewalks.
  • If there is no sidewalk and you must use the street, walk facing traffic.
  • Wait until you get home to eat your treats so that they can be checked.
  • Stick to the trick or treating plan that you left at home and arrive back on time so that no one will worry.
  • Do not enter anyone’s home without your parent’s permission.
  • Do not talk to strangers.

Remember: Throw away treats that are not wrapped and call the Sheriff’s Department dispatch at (858) 565-5200 if you see anything that does not look safe.

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