BOLINGBROOK, IL – With the anticipation of Halloween festivities in the air, Bolingbrook has put safety in the spotlight, releasing a series of recommendations for residents to ensure a delightful and accident-free October 31st.
- Light the Way: For those eager to entertain trick-or-treaters, turning on the porch light serves as a beacon for little revelers.
- Known Doors Only: Children should prioritize visiting homes of acquaintances, ensuring familiar and friendly faces behind those spooky decorations.
- Step Safely: Sidewalks are a child’s best friend on Halloween night. Walking, not running, ensures safer navigation between candy stops.
- Cross with Care: Busy streets and intersections can be tricky. Always cross with caution and preferably at well-lit intersections.
- Bright and Shiny Costumes: While ghouls and witches are the norms, costumes should be light and bright. The more visible to motorists, the better. Adding a flashlight to the Halloween ensemble? Even better.
- Inspect Before You Ingest: Parents should do a candy check, ensuring all treats are safe for consumption.
- Driving? Double the Caution: Motorists are urged to be extra vigilant, especially during the official trick-or-treat hours of 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
- Buddy System: If children aren’t accompanied by an adult, it’s essential to know which pals they’re partnering up with.
- Extra Eyes on the Streets: Bolingbrook’s Police Department will have additional officers patrolling, ensuring peace of mind for parents and guardians.
- Illuminate Safely: The Bolingbrook Fire Department advises the use of battery-operated lights in jack-o’-lanterns. A simple switch that could prevent unwanted fire hazards.
As Bolingbrook preps for a night of fun, following these guidelines will ensure a Halloween filled with more treats than tricks.