WORCESTER – Tuesday is Halloween and the Worcester Police Department has provided some important safety tips for families heading out Trick-or-Treating in Worcester this evening.
From the Worcester PD:
To help make Halloween activities safer, whether you’re going door-to-door, driving or passing out treats at home, keep these tips in mind:
*Be a safe pedestrian – look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks. Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
*Costumes should be white or light colored to keep children visible at night. Reflective patches or strips also help with visibility.
*Pay close attention when driving.
*Stay in your own neighborhood and only go to houses that have porch lights on.
*Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups with a trusted adult.
*Do not enter any homes at which you’re trick-or-treating.
*Avoid masks or accessories that obstruct or block vision.
*Never accept rides from strangers.
*Adults should inspect candy before eating.
*Carry flashlights on the trick or treating route.
*Make sure the path to your home is well lit for trick or treaters.
*Always walk and don’t run from house to house.
It is recommended that the hours of this event be held from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM.