We enjoyed seeing many of you today during
"Halloween in the Park"
Thank you to the 25 families who signed up to represent their street/neighborhood by putting out a "Park and Walk" yard sign. We handed out over 75 brochures on Halloween Safety. Congratulations to all the costume winners!
* On average, TWICE as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year
* Only 18% of parents use reflective tape on their children's Halloween costumes
* 12% of children 5 years of age or younger are permitted to trick-or-treat alone
TALK WITH YOUR GOBLINS ABOUT HALLOWEEN SAFETY, AND HOW SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS CAN MAKE IT A FUN AND SAFE NIGHT FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES:-)
* Purchase costumes that fit your child and those that do not
obstruct their vision
* When arriving at your designated trick-or-treating
location, PARK your car and WALK...
* Candy inspection - watch out for allergies
* Discuss "what if" scenarios with your child
(strangers, vandalism and bullies)
* Always be watchful for younger children in large groups
* Put ELECTRONIC DEVICES away and pay attention to your
* Eliminate any distractions within your car
* Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, not in the street
* If not sidewalks, walk facing traffic
* Look both ways before crossing the street
* Cross the streets only at corners...
* Don't hide or cross the street between parked cars
* Wear light colored or reflective clothing so you are visible
* Plan your route on well lit streets
* If possible, go with an adult or group
* Carry a flashlight to light your way
* Visit homes that are well lit with a porch light
* Accept your treats at the door and never go into a
* Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover
* Be cautious of animals and strangers
* Supervision for children 12 and under
* Watch for cars coming in and out of driveways
Park and Walk in North Attleboro this Halloween
* Control moving traffic in densely populated neighborhoods
* Create a safe and fun trick-or-treating walking environment
* Encourage healthy habits through exercise...
* Foster a sense of community rather than competition and consumption
* Limit access and opportunities for those with dubious Halloween intentions
(Vandals, predators, thieves and bullies)