Holloween Safety Tips

According to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike, “Halloween has become one of our most celebrated community holidays. However, we must all focus on staying safe within our community and some safety tips to remember this coming Halloween week-end Saturday October 31 are”: • Be sure walking areas are well-lit and free of obstacles. • Keep candle-lit jack-o’-lanterns and away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended. • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely. • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children. • Costumes or masks should have clear vision, free to breath, and reflecting material applied is recommend • For older children going alone, plan the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home. • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. • Carry a cell phone for quick communication. • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk when available. • Never cut across yards or use alleys. • Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters at night. Sheriff Spike asks that Law enforcement authorities be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity by calling 911.

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