On Monday, your children will enjoy the mayhem that is Halloween. Undoubtedly, they have been wearing their costume for the past two weeks and have their goodie bag ready for action.
Let's go over some safety tips to make it fun and safe for everyone:
- Costumes should be comfortable, with eye holes big enough for your child to easily see. We know black is the color of Halloween, but so is orange. Make sure your costume is highly visible. Reflective tape and/or glow sticks can help.
- Bring a flashlight. Those cracks in the sidewalk and stuff falling out of trees are in your path.
- Travel in groups. There is always safety in numbers.
- Only go to homes of people you know or that are well lit.
- Get out of the street! Streets are for cars. Sidewalks are for pedestrians.
Drivers should be extra cautious. Drive at least 10 MPH slower than you normally would on residential streets. Be aware of children darting across the street. Kids sometimes forget safety rules on Halloween. Adults need to embrace safe driving.
Brentwood police will be patrolling the neighborhoods. If you have a problem, do not hesitate to contact an officer. Be careful and have fun!