Keep safe while gathering the goodies
By Times Staff Writer
No matter how old you are, if you go out on Halloween night, you have to be safe.
Published October 20, 2003
Always use common sense.
Young children should always go trick-or-treating with an adult.
Never trick-or-treat alone. Go with at least two buddies.
Plan your entire route and make sure your family knows what it is.
Make sure that you are wearing a flame-retardant costume.
Wait until you get home and your parents check your candy before you eat it.
Be very cautious of strangers.
Accept treats only in the doorway. Never go inside a house.
Be sure to say thank-you for your treats.
Don't play near lit jack-o'-lanterns.
Visit only houses where the lights are on.
Walk, do not run.
Walk on sidewalks and driveways.
Cross the street at the corner or in a crosswalk.
Take a cellular phone with you if possible.
Wear a watch.
Carry a flashlight.