Halloween safety tips

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It’s almost time for kids and adults alike to transform into ghouls and goblins in celebration of Halloween.

Now, it’s important to have a good time, but according to the Gulfport Police Department it’s more important to exercise caution.

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Here are a few tips to help you stay safe:

  • cross the street at corners
  • use traffic signals and crosswalks
  • put electronic devices down
  • keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street
  • adults, join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating

If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.  Sgt. James Griffin said, “On average, children are more likely to be hit by cars. So, parents need to take precautions, the extra precautions, while their kids are out and about. Make sure that your kids have costumes and bags that are reflective so vehicles that are traveling the roadways can see them a lot better.”