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Trick-or-treat! Hoboken police offer safety tips for Halloween

Grab a flashlight and have a fun night with these safety tips for trick-or-treaters.

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2023, 10:06 AM

Updated 261 days ago


To keep you and your family safe this Halloween - whether you’re going door to door or driving around town - Hoboken police offered up some safety tips.
Grab a flashlight and have a fun night with these tips for trick-or-treaters:
  • If you are driving, slow down and have your headlights on. A lot of people will be walking and crossing the roads tonight.
  • If you are walking around, wear something reflective.
  • Keep open flames away from decorations. Use glow sticks or electric candles to light jack-o-lanterns.
  • Leave the pumpkin carving for adults. Kids can help scoop out the seeds.
  • Make sure costumes fit and that they’re not too long to avoid tripping.
  • If you’re wearing a mask, make sure you or your child can breathe in it.
  • Avoid eating candy until you get home so you can lay it out and take a closer look at it.
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