Oct 7, 2013 10:27 AM by MELISSA CANONE (PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)
Police Urge Safety For Those Taking Part in Halloween
The Lafayette Police Department issued the following recommendations to assure a safe and enjoyable Halloween:
- Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant and add reflective tape or reflectors to darker colored costumes.
- All children should remain under the direct supervision of parents or guardians.
- Carry a flashlight or other illuminant device.
- Have children stay within their own familiar neighborhood and only visit homes they know.
- Adults should inspect all candy prior to the children indulging.
- Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only.
- Have props such as magic wands and swords constructed out of cardboard rather than metal or wood. This will avoid unnecessary injuries.
- Drive vehicles cautiously in areas where children are trick or treating.
- Finally, for those adults that will be attending parties for Halloween, please do not drink and drive. The Lafayette Police Department will be patrolling in the neighborhoods to assure a safe Halloween.