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City of Magnolia Police Department
Wednesday October 24th, 2012 :: 07:49 p.m. CDT


2012 Halloween Safety Tips from Your Magnolia Police Department

2012 Halloween Safety tips from Your Magnolia Police Department

• Avoid costumes that greatly reduce visibility or are too dark for motorists to see. • Apply face paint instead; it’s safer than bulky masks.
• Plan the route you and your children will take well in advance. Tell someone else about those plans and what time you’ll return home.
• Stick to well-lit areas.
• Attach reflective tape to costumes.
• Use fire-resistant materials in costumes.
• Carry a flashlight or glow stick, but not a lighted candle. Candles are burn hazards.
• Trick-or-treat in groups, accompanied by at least one adult.
• Attach your cell phone number to your young children’s clothing in case they become separated from adults.
• Teach children to exit and enter vehicles from curbside, away from traffic.
• Stay on sidewalks as much as possible, and cross at corners. Do not walk between parked cars. Always look both ways before crossing.
• Children should not eat candy while out, until an adult examines it. Candy should not show signs of improper sealing, punctures or holes.
• Do not allow children into apartment buildings unless accompanied by an adult, and only visit homes with outside lighting.
• Residents should remove obstacles such as tools, ladders or toys from their sidewalks, porches and front yards.
• Keep lighted jack-o-lanterns away from porches or other areas where they could ignite a low-hanging costume.

City of Magnolia Police Department
18111 Magnolia Conroe Road
Magnolia, TX 77354

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 281-356-2500

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