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ISP Offers Halloween Safety Suggestions

October 29, 2013

10/30/13  Halloween is Thursday, October 31st and most of the communities in Marshall County will hold Trick-Or-Treating that evening. The Indiana State Police officials would like to remind parents to make sure that costumes are kept short to prevent trips and falls. Masks can make it difficult for a child to see so makeup may be a better solution. Children should wear light colors or put reflective tape on costumes.

Older children should trick-or-treat with friends and a route should be shared with parents. Only stop at familiar homes where outside lights are on. Children should not enter cars and homes of strangers. A flashlight should be carried when it’s dark.

Children should not eat any treats until they get home. Parents should check all candy in a well-lighted place. Eat unopened candies and other treats in original wrappers.

When driving around in neighborhoods during the combustion of trick-or-treating, make sure you slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Watch for children crossing the street. They may not be paying attention to traffic and cross the street in the middle of the block or dart from between parked cars.

Let’s keep this a happy and safe Halloween!