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    Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is a special time of year for both children and adults.   

    To help parents make Halloween safe, the Santa Monica Police Department offers the following safety tips to ensure a “howling” good time for all! 

    • Try to Trick-or-Treat while there is still sun light outside. 
    • Wear a costume that makes it easier for you to walk, see, and be seen. 
    • If you must be out at night, make sure that your costume is light in color. 
    • Carry a flashlight with you, so you can see and be seen easily. 
    • Use reflective tape on your costume to be seen easily. 
    • Use makeup instead of a mask. 
    • A mask may keep you from seeing well.  Take off your mask before crossing the street. 
    • If someone older cannot go with you, Trick-or-Treat with a group. 
    • Plan your Trick-or-Treat route ahead of time.  Pick well lighted streets. Tell your family which streets you will be on.  
    • Cross only at corners.  Never cross between parked cars or mid-block. 
    • Wait until you get home to sort, check and eat your treats. 
    • Parents should help children check all candy.  Unwrapped or unsealed candy should not be eaten. 

    The Santa Monica Police Department wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween!  If you have any questions, please contact the Community Relations Unit at 310.458.8474. 


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