Our friends at the BPD are sharing some Halloween Safety Tips to keep your trick or treaters safe! Don’t forget Trick or Treating on Broadway is tomorrow! See below:
If you are going to be out Trick-or-treating this Halloween, we ask that do you so safely and respectfully. If you are traveling on the roadways we remind you to take a second look and keep your speed down. We encourage all to review these Halloween safety tips below. From all of us here at the BPD we wish everyone a safe and candy filled Halloween!
Parents should establish a route for children, stay within familiar areas and surroundings.
Remind kids not to enter stranger’s homes or vehicles.
Remind children to avoid homes without an outside light.
Attach your phone number & address to your children’s costume.
Take a flashlight.
Be sure clothing & costumes are bright, reflective and flame resistant.
Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home.
Be sure to inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them.
When in doubt, throw it out! Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely.
Never cross the street from between parked cars.
Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long wigs on fire.
Make sure that fake knives, swords, and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials so as to avoid accidental injury.
It is also important to ensure that your home is safe and accessible to trick-or-treaters.
Keep a porch light on.
Move jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are trick-or-treating in groups.
Remove objects from your yard that might present a hazard.
If driving, drive slowly all evening. You never know what creature may suddenly cross your path.
Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.
Last but not least, set a curfew. Trick-or-treating should go no later than 8:30pm.