Halloween Safety

By: Anna Smithson
By: Anna Smithson

As always small children need to be accompanied by adults this Halloween.

Parents who do allow thier children to trick or treat with out an adult are advised to send them in groups and only allow them to trick to treat in areas they are familar with.

It is also recommended to send your child out with a cell phone.
The Bowling Green Police Department have also asked that all treat or treat be done before 7 p-m.

Bwling Green Police Officer Jerry Corbitt says
"If your out after 7pm make sure and carry a flash light and where light reflective clothing".

Also be very observant of your child's costume.

Corbitt says
"Check your child's costume and make sure it doesn't obscure their vision at all"
Homeowners giving out candy can also help with the safety of trick or treaters.

Corbitt says
"For homeowners we recommend you turn on a porch and light the drive way and light the porch to make sure it's safe. Remove any wet leaves or any type of shrubs or anything that might trip a small chil
Bowling Green Police also have advice for motorist Halloween night.

Corbitt says
"For motor vehicles and public show patience and be aware that children are out at night or in the night hours be aware they are in the street and please slow down and be careful".

Police recommend that in our area, that children stop trick or treating by 7pm.

The Bowling Green Medical Center will be x-raying candy from 6 to 8 p-m halloween night to ensure that your child's candy has not been tampered with.


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