Halloween Safety Tips

October 13, 2005

Halloween is just around the corner - soon the streets of University Park will be filled with trick-or-treaters.  So that Halloween is safe and fun for everyone, please keep these safety tips in mind: 


• Wear light-colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping, and add reflective tape.


•Keep costumed children away from pets.  The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.


•Avoid hard or wood props such as daggers or swords.  Substitute with foam or rubber which is soft and flexible.


•Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use make-up.


•Have adults accompany young children.


•Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.


•Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know.


•Watch for traffic.


•Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.


•Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.


Drivers Remember:   Although Halloween is on Monday this year -- children may be in costume on Saturday and Sunday to attend neighborhood parties and season-related events at area churches.