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Milford Beacon
  • MPD offers tips for safe trick-or-treating on Halloween

  • The Milford Police Department offered the following tips for safe trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween.
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  • Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year for children, but it also can be one of the most dangerous.
    According to Safe Kids USA, twice as many child pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles on Oct. 31 than at any other time of the year.
    The Milford Police Department offered the following tips for safe trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween.
    Pedestrians:
    Wear bright and reflective material
    Use flashlights and glowsticks
    Walk, don’t run
    Only visit streets and sidewalks that are well-lit
    Use well-lit crosswalks to cross the street when necessary
    Watch for vehicles in driveways, as well as on the road
    Remember that bad weather decreases visibility for motorists
    Inspect costumes to ensure vision is not obstructed
    Motorists:
    Drive slowly
    Watch for children
    Use caution when entering or exiting driveways
    Pay close attention for children between parked vehicles
    Don’t pass stopped vehicles
    Always use your turn signal and hazard lights when dropping off children
    Use headlights at all times, even before dark
    Do not use electronic devices like cell phones when driving
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