News Flash Home
The original item was published from 10/28/2021 10:41:45 AM to 11/1/2021 10:10:43 AM.

News Flash

Township News

Posted on: October 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Safety Tips from the Millburn Police Department

Carved pumpkins

Halloween is a fun, exciting and spooky day for adults and children alike. The Millburn Police Department has shared some tips for keeping everyone safe and happy this Halloween. Read on!

  • Avoid costumes that greatly reduce vision and visibility. Also, make sure costumes aren’t too long – this can lead to trips and falls. Be sure your children’s costume is fireproof and be aware of homes with candle displays or jack-o’-lanterns!
  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose light colored clothing if possible. Have children carry glow sticks or flashlights so they can see better and be seen easily by drivers. The more you’re seen, the better!
  • Plan the route you and your children will take in advance. Tell someone else about those plans and what time you’ll return home. Always ensure your children trick-or-treat in groups that are accompanied by at least one adult.
  • Stay alert when trick or treating. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across streets. Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up and don’t dart out into the street or cross in between parked cars. Always look both ways before crossing!
  • If you’re driving, slow down in residential neighborhoods! Be especially alert and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways!
  • Do not allow children to visit homes with no outside lighting. If the porch light is not on, assume no one is home or the occupants do not wish to participate in the holiday.  Be courteous and considerate while visiting the property of others.
  • Examine candy for any irregularities before children are allowed to eat their treats! Look for choking hazards and any tampering. Only let your children eat factory-wrapped treats and when in doubt, throw it out!

The Millburn Police Department and the Township of Millburn wishes all our residents a safe and fun-filled Halloween!

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Township News