Sheriff Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol is offering some common sense tips to keep our children safe this Halloween.


* Use reflective tape or stickers on your costume or treat bags.

* Make sure your costume and shoes fit well to avoid trips and falls.

* Use soft and flexible costume accessories, not sharp and pointy ones.

Trick – or – Treating

* Go with a group and bring a trusted adult.

* Carry a flashlight.

* Walk, don’t run.

* Before crossing the street, look all ways and listen for traffic.

* If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road facing traffic.

* Use caution when crossing driveways.

* Obey traffic signals.

For Homeowners

* Put away anything trick-or-treaters could trip over.

* Turn the lights on to ensure good visibility at the walkway and front door.

* Control your pets.