Halloween Tips From Kirkwood Police Department

What parents and children should know to stay safe in Kirkwood tonight.

In order to keep kids safe this Halloween night, the Kirkwood Police Department issued the following safety tips via City of Kirkwood Facebook.

Children Should:

  1. Cross only at corners.
  2. Never cross between parked cars.
  3. Walk facing the oncoming traffic if there is no sidewalk.
  4. Always remove masks before crossing streets.
  5. Be aware of cars that may be turning into or backing out of driveways.
  6. Never go into a stranger's house.

Parents Should:

  1. Know the route your children will be taking.
  2. Make sure children are accompanied by an adult.
  3. Know what other activities your child may be attending, such as parties.
  4. Set time limits on when your child should return home.
  5. Explain to your children the difference between tricks and vandalism.
  6. Instruct your children NOT to eat treats until they return home and you have had a chance to inspect those treats.

Costumes Should:

  1. Be made of flame retardant material.
  2. Be made of brightly colored material.
  3. Include a flashlight or reflective strips on the costume, so that children can be seen.
  4. Not include high heel shoes or long dangling pieces that a child may trip over.

Residents Should:

  1. Remove all obstacles from your lawns and steps to prevent children from being injured.
  2. Have lights on, both inside and outside, of your house, to prevent vandalism and to prevent injuries to little ghosts and goblins.

Motorists Should:

  1. Drive cautiously on Halloween Evening
  2. Excited youngsters may forget some of these safety rules and dart out in front of your car.


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