Halloween Safety Tips

Butte County Sheriff Honea has some easy ways to make sure tonight is fun-and safe- for your entire family.

Posted: Oct 31, 2018 4:19 AM
Updated: Oct 31, 2018 11:10 AM

Chico, Calif. - Halloween is known to be a fun favorite holiday for kids and adults alike, but there are some dangers that go along with it.

Each year in the North State, police see dangerous incidents, like people getting into fights, or drinking and driving.

Last year in Chico, a Halloween house party was disrupted when one guest opened fire on another.

We have some tips from the Chico Police Department and the Butte County Sheriff's Office that may help you and your family gets through tonight safely.

Yes, many pre-teens are getting to be too cool for their parents, but police urge that kids younger than 13 be supervised when they go out trick-or-treating.

If your kid's costume or your costume is dark in color, make sure you think about carrying a flashlight or glow-sticks, anything to make sure cars can see you or your child.

Remember, pedestrians have the right of way, but the sidewalk and crosswalks are always the safest bet.

Lastly, whether or not this may sound like an urban legend (remember the razorblades-in-the-candy scares of the 90s?) it's still a good idea to inspect candy and not accept home-made items from strangers.

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