Halloween is full of fun — dressing up in costume, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, ghost stories and endless amounts of candy. Along with the excitement Halloween brings, it can also be an evening fraught with safety hazards.
With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, it is expected that children and adults will stay out trick-or-treating later. Due to this, Brighton residents should be prepared to exercise greater caution when families and eager partygoers hit the streets at the same time.
The city of Brighton and Brighton Police Department offer the following safety tips for Halloween:
• Visibility – be sure costumes are easily seen even in dark areas; stick to familiar, well-lit neighborhoods and have kids carry a flashlight if necessary to be seen.
• Stay with a group of three or more. Younger children should be accompanied by an adult or responsible older sibling.
• Watch for traffic and avoid crossing streets mid-block.
• Be especially careful when driving; remember that excited kids may run out without warning.
• With the legalization and proliferation of marijuana-infused products, many of which closely resemble existing or familiar brands of candy or treats, adults are reminded to store such products safely away from children, who might not be able to distinguish such products among the wide variety of candy they have received.
For questions or concerns, please contact the Brighton Police Department at (303) 655-2300.