Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Safety Department Director Jack McManus shares these Halloween Safety tips.
Image From North End Waterfront
HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPSHave fun at tomorrow's Roosevelt Island Halloween Parade Extravaganza.
- 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.
Here's what it was like in 2014.
More pics from 2014 Halloween Parade here.