Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Safety

It's not specifically related to traffic, but we will have lots of ghosts and goblins walking through neighborhood streets this Wednesday night, so we thought we'd share some Halloween safety tips provided by Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson.
• Wear light-colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costume
• Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use cosmetics to create fun and scary faces
• Adults should accompany young children
• Carry a Flashlight
• Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know
• Watch for traffic
• Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy
• Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it
• Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the children and become frightened
• Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible

Happy Halloween... enjoy your candy! And be safe on Loudoun County's roadways!!

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