The activities associated with Halloween can be fun for the whole family, but it also requires specific safety precautions. Consider these safety tips for trick or treating to help ensure a safe and fun Halloween for you and your children.
• Never allow children under the age of 12 to trick or treat alone.
Older children should plan their route ahead of time so parents know
where they are.
• Always carry a flashlight and send one with older children.
• With rainy weather in the forecast, it’s very important that
children and parents wear some type of reflective clothing, which will
allow them to be seen by motorists.
• Remind children to use sidewalks and to look both ways before crossing the street.
• Instruct children to only visit well lit houses and never enter a home to receive candy or a treat.
• Remind children to never approach a car, or accept treats from a person in a car.
• Inspect your children’s candy before they eat it. Wrapped and
sealed treats are the safest. Discard unwrapped or homemade treats,
fresh fruit or anything that looks remotely suspicious.
• Carry a cell phone and report suspicious houses and activities to your local law enforcement agency immediately.
For more information contact the Sonora Police Department, (209) 532-8141, or your local law enforcement agency.