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Ask HPD: Halloween Safety


Question: I want to take my kids trick-or-treating this year. Do you have any safety tips or advice?

Answer: On Halloween, you can expect a lot of foot traffic in residential areas. Young children should always be accompanied by adults. Older children and teens should travel in groups and stay in familiar, well-lighted areas. Pick a costume that does not hinder visibility. Choose make-up instead of a mask. Wear bright colors or reflective materials. Always check candy. Do not eat anything that’s open or has been tampered with. If you see anything suspicious, call police.

Question: What about the adults who may be attending Halloween parties?

Answer: As with any social gathering, have a plan in place before you go out. If you’re going to drink, have a designated driver. Never drink and drive.

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