Halloween Safety Tips from P-Town Police

Keep festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters of all ages

From the Provincetown Police:

Fall celebrations like Halloween are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters

  • alphabet letter h - Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don’t run from house to house
  • alphabet letter a - Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
  • alphabet letter l - Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
  • alphabet letter l - Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
  • alphabet letter o - Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
  • alphabet letter w - Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • alphabet letter e - Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
  • alphabet letter e - Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers.
  • alphabet letter n - Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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