Halloween is a little more than two weeks away, and the South Pasadena Police Department wants parents to get a head start on trick-or-treating safety issues.
In a newsletter sent out this past week, the police department listed the following 13 safety tips for Halloween:
• Map out an area where your children will be trick-or-treating.
• Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
• Wear reflective tape or bright colors so you can be
seen at night.
• Be sure masks do not impair your child’s visibility or hearing.
• Set a time limit for your children to trick-or-treat.
• Never trick-or-treat alone.
• Trick-or-treat in neighborhoods you know.
• At night, carry a flashlight and stay on well-lit streets.
• Parents should accompany small children.
• Never enter a stranger’s home to get treats.
• Remind your children to never eat any treat until you have inspected them.
• Stress to your children that vandalism is a crime and to respect other people’s property.
• Remind children to cross streets at crosswalks and to obey all traffic laws.
Click here to read local law enforcement's 2012 safety tips for Halloween, broken up into separate sections for children and parents and issued at a time when the police department received several calls about unidentified men in the neighborhood.