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Halloween Safety Tips from Sheriff Toulon

With Halloween this weekend, Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon, Jr. would like to urge everyone to exercise some extra caution while driving and make safety a top priority so that all children can enjoy the day.

“Parents and guardians are so busy these days, and sometimes people are more rushed than usual around the holidays. Please drive safely and use extra caution while driving in neighborhoods where kids are trick-or-treating. If you have a party to attend where you may have a few drinks, plan ahead and make sure you have a designated driver,” said Sheriff Toulon.

Here are some tips to keep in mind on Halloween:

o Ensure that your children have a flashlight, glow stick, or a reflector to make them visible to drivers.

o Plan ahead and know your child’s route. You should know where your child is at all times. If you have young children, they should always be accompanied by an adult, and make sure they have your phone number and home address just in case they get separated or lost.

o Children should be advised to walk on the left side of the road facing traffic, and always walk on the sidewalk if one is available.

o Unfortunately, children need to be aware of potential danger when they are trick-or-treating. Check the Parents for Megan’s Law website so that you and your children know which houses they must avoid while out trick-or-treating. The web address is:

o All children should know that they should never enter a home or vehicle of someone they don’t know.

o It is best to accompany children to the doors of all homes while they are trick-or-treating.

o Finally, make sure that costumes fit properly and don’t unnecessarily restrict their vision.

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