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Halloween safety tips from Ripon Police

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Halloween safety tips from Ripon Police

Police Sgt. Don Luthey patrolling the streets of Ripon.

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POSTED October 30, 2012 10:56 p.m.

RIPON — The men and women of the Ripon Police Department would like to offer some safety tips to keep our children safe this Halloween.

Halloween falls on a weekday this year and police expect a number of trick-or-treaters to be out in area neighborhoods.  The men and women of the Ripon Police Department would like to offer some safety tips to keep this day safe for everyone.



Children:

• Limit trick-or-treating to your own neighborhood where people are more likely to watch out for your well-being

• Travel in groups. It’s fun & safe.

• Stay in a well lit area and carry a flashlight

• Visit well lit homes

• Never enter a stranger’s home, even if invited inside

• Have an adult inspect your candy for signs of tampering before eating • Don’t eat anything that looks suspicious



Costumes:


• Be highly visible to motorists

• Wear light colored costumes with reflective tape

• If you wear a mask, cut the eye holes larger to maximize vision

• Make sure costumes are flame resistant

• Avoid carrying sharp or pointed objects to prevent injuries



Parents:


• Pre-plan a trick-or-treat route for your children

• Escort younger children or designate responsibility to an older child

. Keep children in-sight



Drivers:


• Watch for children who are easily distracted by Halloween activities

. Watch for small children entering the roadway without warning

• Turn on your headlights to increase visibility

• Drive below the posted speed limit



The Ripon Police Department will be increasing patrols in local neighborhoods on Halloween, in order to help keep citizens safe.

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