Happy Halloween – Be Safe! | Trick-or-Treating Tips for Families

The City of South Pasadena wishes young and old alike a night of spooktackular fun on Halloween and offers the following suggested safety tips and reminders

PHOTO: Alisa Hayashida | SouthPasadenan.com News | Kids and families, stay safe while trick-or-treating and Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

While it will be a night for trick-or-treating, parents should not fear ghosts and witches, but traffic and child safety instead, noted South Pasadena Crime Prevention Officer Richard Lee.

Lee passes along the following important Halloween safety tips:

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  • Never trick-or-treat alone! Parents should accompany small children.
  • Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
  • Wear reflective tape or bright colors so you can be seen at night.
  • Be sure masks do NOT impair visibility or hearing.
  • Take a digital photo of your child wearing their costume.
  • Remind children to cross streets at crosswalks and obey all traffic laws.
  • At night, carry a flashlight and stay on well-lit streets.
  • Provide your child a cellphone in case of emergencies.
  • Remember to drive slowly and watch for trick-or-treaters.
  • Know where the nearest “Emergency Call Boxes” are along your route. These are identified by a blue light at the top of a red pole, and connect directly to the police department.
  • Vandalism is a crime, respect people’s property.
  • Have parents check all treats before eating them.

For life-threatening emergencies always call 9-1-1.  Those seeing something suspicious, are encouraged to call the South Pasadena Police Department at (626) 403-7297.