MCPD Issues Halloween Safety Tips


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With Hurricane Sandy packing a potentially unprecedented blow to the region, Montgomery County Police want trick-or-treaters and their parents to take extra precautions this Halloween. MCPD today warned the effects of the "Frankenstorm" could cause a heavy coating of leaves and fallen tree branches on streets, sidewalks and front yards, which means trick-or-treaters should be extra careful on Wednesday. The full list of tips after the jump. Flickr photo by Pighood Homes

  • Welcome trick-or-treaters with porch and exterior lights on
  • Make sure that  your yard is  clear of items that might trip children such as hoses and flower pots
  • Keep pets indoors
Motorists
  • Drive slow and use extra caution through neighborhood
Trick-or-Treating
  • Trick-or-treat only in neighborhoods that are familiar and stop only at homes with outside lights on
  • An adult or older sibling should always accompany younger children
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Older children should trick-or-treat in a group, set a time to return home, carry a cellular phone, and discuss their trick-or-treating route with their parents
  • Trick-or-treaters should walk (not run), use sidewalks when available, cross the street at a corner or crosswalk, and watch carefully for vehicles
  • An adult should inspect the treats before they are eaten
  • Any suspicious activity should be reported to police.  The non-emergency number is 301-279-8000
Costumes
  • wear brightly-colored costumes or reflective clothing
  • Consider using face make-up instead of wearing a mask – masks can obstruct vision
  • Keep costumes short to avoid falling and tripping
  • wear a flame-retardant costume

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