Halloween Safety Tips 2017
The Fall season is upon us and Halloween is quickly approaching. While it was once a holiday dominated by children, today Halloween has become an adult social event as well. Halloween is celebrated with expensive house ornaments, adult parties featuring lavish costumes and of course numerous trick-or-treaters overwhelming several neighborhoods here in Warren.
We have found over the years that our busiest neighborhoods for “trick or treaters” are GreenwoodMeadows (off Mt. Horeb Road/Liberty Corner Rd) and Windermere (off Mountain Blvd.). We will be deploying our Bike Patrol Unit in those residential areas as well as providing additional patrols throughout the township on “Mischief Night” and Halloween. Please take a moment and review the tips below to ensure a safe holiday.
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• Walk safely. Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
• Always walk on sidewalks. If there are no sidewalks,walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
• Children under the age of 12 should have adult supervision at all times day or night.
• Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
• Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach your children to never “dart” out into the street or cross between parked cars.
A few safety tips for adults:
• Any house party you decide to host, we encourage residents to drink responsibly and make sure your guests plan to use a designated driver or car service to get home safely.
• Drive extra carefully on Halloween and take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
• Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
• Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
Additionally, with the fall season we see an increase in deer related motor vehicle crashes and incidents. We advise all residents to use caution on the roadways and not approach any injured deer or other wild animals. Should you have an animal issue on your property, contact the Warren Police Department at 908-753-1000.
Our utmost concern is for the safety and well-being of our residents and the children enjoying the holiday. The Warren Township Police Department wishes you a happy and safe Halloween!
Chief William Keane