Thursday, October 30, 2008

CCSO's Tips For Safe Trick-Or-Treating

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is offering the following advice to help children stay safe while they’re out trick-or-treating:

• Wear light-colored clothing or costumes and use make-up instead of a mask so you can see.
• Make sure your parents know your trick-or-treat route.
• Carry a flashlight or light stick.
• Stay in your own neighborhood.
• Always keep a safe distance from moving cars.
• Be respectful of other people and their property.
• Stop only at well-lit houses.
• Have a parent check the treats before you eat them.
• Start early. End early.
• Use sidewalks or walk facing traffic.
• Stop, look and listen at corners.
• Walk, don’t run.
• Don’t walk between parked cars or crisscross back and forth across streets.
• Don’t go inside a stranger’s house for any reason.
• Don’t go near a stranger’s car even if they offer you candy or money.