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10/24/2018 - 10/24/18 Halloween Safety Tips
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2018
Captain Ronald Smith
With Halloween 1 week away, the Hamden Police Department would like to share some “Halloween Safety Tips.”
Children and adults should wear reflective costumes and clothing
Children and adults should carry a flashlight or glow stick
Children should use face paint in lieu of masks. A mask may obstruct a child’s vision
Children should be accompanied by adults
When crossing the street, use the crosswalk or traffic signal. If there isn’t a crosswalk or traffic signal, cross at the corner.
Do not use electronic devices while crossing the street. Pay attention.
Always utilize sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks, walk as far to the left as possible, preferably on the shoulder of the roadway, facing traffic
Motorists are asked to reduce speed, especially in residential neighborhoods
Take extra time to look for children, especially at intersections or near curbsides
Enter and exit driveways SLOWLY
The Hamden Police Department will be assigning extra patrols on Halloween, including bicycle patrol units and motorcycle officers. Be safe and enjoy!