Rahway Police Issue Halloween Safety Tips

file000436667244RAHWAY — The Rahway Police Department has issued the following¬†Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Trick or Treat while it is still light out.
  • 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 if they have an emergency or become lost.
  • 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 wished everyone a safe and enjoyable Halloween. For any problems that may occur, Rahway residents should call the police desk at 732-827-2200, or 9-1-1 for an emergency.

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