The Morristown Police Department would like to wish all citizens a Happy Halloween. This is a fun and exciting time for families. The Morristown Police Department would like to help keep this a fun evening for everyone with these Halloween safety tips:
Hold flashlights or glow sticks while trick or treating to see and be seen by drivers, stay on sidewalks as much as possible.
Always trick or treat with a group or with an adult.
Look left right and left again when crossing the street.
Look for kids at intersections, on medians and curbs.
Only stop at homes that are well-lit and never enter a stranger’s home.
When possible, choose face paint and makeup instead of mask’s, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
Electronic devices should be put down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run across the street.
Establish a return time.
Never walk near lit candles or luminaries; wear flame resistant costumes.
Slow down and be alert in residential neighborhoods; children are excited and may move in unpredictable ways.
Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children at greater distances and adjust your speed.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes or bags to help drivers see you.
Eliminate any distractions inside the car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
Trick or treating popular hours are 5:30pm-9:30pm; be especially alert.
You should teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them