State police urge trick or treat safety

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A reminder as the kids gear up to hit the streets, the New Haven Police Department is stepping up patrols this Halloween.

"Don't just assume that people see you", Seawood said.

Parents should make sure that their children's costumes do not obscure vision, make it hard to walk, or present other safety hazards.

"Most of them cooperate, majority know that [they] shouldn't be giving out candy and at the same time, [they] shouldn't be interacting with kids", Lacy said.

Lt. Robinson suggests to, "Make sure if they're little make sure they're not going out unaccompanied". "Assume that there are going to be children out".

"They are concentrating on trick-or-treating and not on safety-that's why it is the responsibility of adults to watch out for them".

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"When they drive through the neighborhoods take that extra time, drive slowly, stay off the phone and keep an eye out for the youngsters trick or treating tomorrow". "We want to ensure that everyone has a safe time trick or treating".

Tyngsboro chose to postpone trick-or-treating from Tuesday to Sunday, Nov. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit and killed by a auto on Halloween.

No shocker here though, dentists recommend not letting you children eat all their candy in one night. Masks can obstruct the child's vision, which could also cause the child to trip or cross the street in front of oncoming traffic.

Officials say they have never cancelled Halloween, but are concerned about the roads icing up. However, if they're still on parole or probation, they are not allowed to decorate or pass out candy.

Kool Smiles in Salisbury is actually asking for people to donate candy this week through November 4th for something called Operation Troop Treats.

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