Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Safety Tips From Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department - Have Fun And Be Alert

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Safety Department Director Jack McManus shares these Halloween Safety tips.

  • Trick-or-treat in your neighborhood.
  • Stay in well-lighted areas.
  • Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision.
  • Remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups
  • Never go out alone. Make sure older kids go out with friends.
  • When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
  • Go only to apartments you know.
  • Set a time limit for children to trick-or-treat.
  • Remind kids not to enter a strange house or car.
  • Walk Safely: Cross the street at crosswalks, look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
  • Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, do not run, across the street.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
  • Always walk on sidewalks.
  • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
  • Wear white or reflective clothing. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers; if possible choose light colors
  • Inspect the candy when you get home.
Have fun at tomorrow's Roosevelt Island Halloween Parade Extravaganza.

Here's what it was like in 2014.

More pics from 2014 Halloween Parade here.