Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips

Trick-or-treaters will roam the streets of Meridian Township on Saturday, October
31st from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. To ensure the safety of all little ghouls and ghosts the Meridian Township Police Department reminds residents of “Halloween Safety.”  

  • Have a designated meeting place, by mapping out a safety route. 
  • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. 
  • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks when available. 
  • Light colors or reflective tape on costumes/bags to be visible to drivers.
  • Only visit familiar and well-lit houses. 
  • Wear fitted masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision and injuries. 
  • Eat only unopened and originally wrapped treats. 
  • Encourage kids to wear comfortable shoes. 
  • Never enter a stranger’s home or car. 
  • Short costumes to prevent trips, falls and other “boo boos.”
  • Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
  • Flashlight usage at night. Try to get kids to trick-or-treat while it is still light out. 
  • Examine treats at home in a well-lighted area.
  • Time limits should be set for all trick-or-treaters.
  • Younger children should be accompanied by an adult

Halloween safety tips came from the National Crime Prevention Council and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

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