Posted Date: 10/24/2011 10:00:00 AM
The Lisle Police Department reminds parents to caution their children about safety on Halloween and urges parents to remember these Halloween hazards:
A Dusk is the time of poorest visibility for drivers B Children may have trouble with loose costumes, bulky Trick-or-Treat bags, unsafe shoes that are too large for their feet, masks which reduce vision and dark costumes, which are hard to see in the dark
C Billowing flammable costumes close to open flames from Jack-O-Lanterns or candles
D Foreign objects imbedded in unwrapped treats
The Lisle Police Department recommends the following Halloween Safety Suggestions:
A Eliminate face masks because of poor visibility, instead, use face paint
B Wear light-colored costumes, rather than dark-colored, for motorist visibility
C Be sure that costumes are short enough in length to prevent tripping
D Parents should accompany young children
E Start trick-or-treating while itís still light out, but bring a flashlight in case of delay
F Visit only homes that you are familiar with
G Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy, examine it before allowing children to eat it
The Lisle Police Department reminds parents that the recommended Trick-or-Treating hours on Monday October 31st are between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Children can also trick-or-treat at downtown businesses on Saturday, October 29 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Parents should know what route their children and their friends will take, who will be supervising them, and give them a specific time to return home.
Please leave your porch light on if you intend to participate in the Trick or Treat program. Houses without porch lights on should not be approached.