BLPD – CRIME PREVENTION TIP – OCTOBER 2017

Crime Prevention Tip of the Month

 October-Halloween Safety 

 

Walking

  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths.
  • Cross streets in designated crosswalks.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with the drivers before crossing in front of them. 

Driving 

  • Enter and exit driveways cautiously.
  • Eliminate distractions in your vehicle and focus on the road.
  • Take extra time to look at intersections, be observant. 

Costumes 

  • Decorate costumes with reflective tape or stickers.
  • Choose face paint instead of masks which can obstruct the child’s vision.
  • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen.

Parents 

  • Do not allow children under 12 years of age to trick-or-treat without parent supervision.
  • Check treats for signs of tampering before your child is allowed to eat it. Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is torn or faded.
  • Twice as many child pedestrians are killed on Halloween night than on any other night of the year.

 

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