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Rahway Police Department
Thursday October 20th, 2011 :: 02:01 p.m. EDT



Halloween Safety Tips

 Trick or Treat while it is still light out. When Halloween falls on a weekend, be courteous. Don’t trick or treat too early or too late.
 Because a mask can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic and hypoallergenic makeup or a decorative hat as a safe alternative.
 Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility, or carry a flashlight or glow stick.
 Think twice before using simulated knives, guns or swords. If such props must be used, be certain they do not appear authentic and are soft and flexible to prevent injury.
 Trick or treat in groups for your safety
 Parents should always accompany younger children while Trick or Treating.
 If there are no sidewalks, walk as close to the right side of the street as possible.
 Always cross at crosswalks or traffic lights, not between cars.
 Trick or Treat on well lit streets
 Teach children their home phone number and to how call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost. Remind them that 9-1-1 can be dialed free from any phone.
 Plan and review with your children the route and behavior which is acceptable to you.
 Do not permit children to bicycle, roller-blade or skateboard in costume.
 Agree on a specific time when revelers must return home.
 Along with flashlights for all, older children and escorts should wear a wristwatch and carry cell phones.
 Remind all household drivers to remain cautious and drive slowly throughout the community.
 Parents should check all candy before allowing children to eat it!!!!
 If the candy looks tampered with, do not eat it.

The Rahway Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween. For any problems that may occur, please call the police desk at 732-827-2200, or 9-1-1 for an emergency.

Rahway Police Department
1 City Hall Plaza
Rahway, NJ 07065

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-827-2200

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