YPD offers Halloween safety tips

CAPE COD – The Yarmouth Police Department is offering the following Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Wear light colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping, and add reflective tape. Make sure children can see well enough through face masks, or use makeup instead.
  • Adults should accompany young children. Cross the street only at corners and never between parked vehicles. If there is not a sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Go out during daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
  • Stay within your own neighborhood and only visit homes you know. Tell your family which streets you will be on, and only go to houses that have their lights on.
  • Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy. Wait until you get home to sort, check and eat your treats. Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
  • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and bite.
  • Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible.

Home Owners:

  • Remove lawn ornaments and leaf bags from the front of residences prior to Halloween.
  • Park vehicles off the street or inside your garage.
  • Turn on all exterior lights to discourage vandalism.
  • If you will be out of town during Halloween, put your lights on timers and notify your neighbors that you will be away.

    Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police

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