With Halloween being celebrated with trick or treating by Needham’s children, parents are urged to exercise caution in helping to keep their children safe while trick-or-treating.
1. Route planning is very important. Know where your children will be traveling. If possible, walk with them. If they are going out unsupervised, make sure they travel in a group.
2. For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car’s headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle and sporting goods stores.
3. Make sure that each person traveling carries a flashlight and to use the flashlight to illuminate the ground in front of them.
4. Teach your children to look, listen and be aware of cars not stopping at corners. Teach your children to stay on the sidewalks and cross only at corners.
For a list of other Halloween safety tips, please click on the link below.