Halloween Safety Tips

by Kelly Martin on October 30th, 2014

As we prepare for a fun night of Trick or Treating please take note of these tips provided by Sergeant Kelly Martin of the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
  1. Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours.
  2. Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
  3. Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined.
  4. Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.
  5. Children should never accept rides from strangers.
  6. Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
  7.  Instruct children not to stray from their group.
  8. A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.
  9. Adult escorts should carry flashlights.
  10. Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities.
  11. Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
  12. Realistic replica firearms should never be used.
  13. Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
  14. Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision.
  15. Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
  16. Children should look in all directions before crossing the street.

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