Halloween safety tips for families Trick-or-Treating

Huntsville Police Chief Mark Hudson has increased Police patrols in neighborhoods for families celebrating Halloween.

"Huntsville has been very fortunate over the years not to have any incidents involving motorists or children and our Officers will be monitoring traffic and children to keep that safe record," said Chief Hudson.

Officers and volunteers with Huntsville Community Watch will hand out treats at all 3 Precincts, North, South and West; on Monday, October 31st, starting from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at West and South Precincts.

North Precinct will participate starting from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The North Precinct is located at 2105-B Mastin Lake Rd. The South Precinct is located at 7900 Bailey Cove Rd, and the West Precinct is located at 2110 Clinton Avenue.

Huntsville Police recommend that parents go over the following safety tips with their children to assure that everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

Children Should: Cross only at corners or marked crosswalks, never cross the street between parked vehicles, never go into a stranger's house, watch out for cars backing or turning, wear bright colored clothing and use a flashlight.

Drivers Should: Keep an eye open for children who forget the rules, use caution when traveling and obey posted traffic signs in neighborhoods.

Parents Should: Instruct children not to open candy until they return home, inspect all candy for tampering. Adults should accompany children, discuss the route their children should be taking and most important, explain the difference between tricks and vandalism (especially cemeteries).

Home Owners Should: Have a well lit home both inside and out to prevent vandalism and injuries, remove all obstacles from their lawns to avoid injuries and don't use candles in ornaments that could set a fire.


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