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Posted on: October 27, 2016


To avoid the many dangers children face while trick or treating, use common sense. Be aware of potential Halloween hazards and take precautions to eliminate them.

A few safety tips from the Atherton Police Department can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating or partying this Halloween, and don’t forget to pick up enough FREE glow sticks for all of your ghouls and little devils!

Costume Designs: Purchase or make costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.  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.

Pedestrian Safety: Young children should always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child. All children should WALK, not run from house to house and children should be cautioned against running out from between parked cars or across lawns and yards.

For a complete list of Halloween safety tips, feel free to pick up a copy at the Atherton Town Hall Post Office or at the Police Department.

For any questions - please feel free to contact the Police Department at 650-688-6500.

Happy Halloween!
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