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RSPD Issues Halloween Safety Tips 2016

RSPD Issues Safety Reminder for Halloween

Halloween is celebrated traditionally on October 31st, but this weekend there will be many holiday festivities happening in Rock Springs such as the Halloween Stroll, All Night Bar Night, and other Halloween parties.

In order to assist Rock Springs’ community in enjoying this fun-filled holiday as safely as possible, the RSPD has compiled the following. So be sure to take a flashlight and/or reflective clothing when walking in the neighborhood with your little ghosts and goblins.


Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips

  • Walk safely through neighborhoods
    • Cross at the corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
    • Look both ways when crossing the roadways
    • Put electronic devices down while you are walking
    • Always walk on the sidewalks
    • Watch for vehicles turning or backing up
    • Never cross the street between parked cars
  • Trick or Treat with an Adult
    • Young children should never be allowed to trick or treat alone
    • Remain in familiar neighborhoods
    • DO NOT ever enter a stranger’s home
  • Make sure your costume is safe
    • Decorate your costume with reflective tape or stickers; if possible choose one that is light colored
    • Carry a flashlight or glow sticks to help children to see and be seen
    • Ensure your costume is the correct size so that you can see properly and prevent tripping
  • Parents
    • Ensure your yard is well-lit
    • Keep your pets inside
  • Drive Safely
    • Slow down on Halloween and be especially alert during the afternoon and early evening as this is a popular time for children to trick or treat
    • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections or when entering or exiting driveways and alleyways
    • Be aware that there may be parents driving children house to house and that vehicles may be stopping frequently


In addition, across the country there have been multiple incidents involving clowns in other cities. Although we have not encountered any incidents in our area, RSPD wants to remind citizens to call law enforcement if you see something suspicious during the upcoming Halloween holiday. Also, please be cautious if you are planning to dress up as a clown. Finally, RSPD encourages everyone to go out into the community and enjoy the holiday activities.          

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