SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Scarsdale Police want residents to have a safe and happy Halloween, so they are offering numerous tips to ensure that happens.
The village's Halloween Parade for the youngsters is set for 3:30 p.m., Thursday, and will be followed by trick-or-treating that evening.
Here are recommendations from the Scarsdale police and AAA for a safe holiday:
- Be bright at night. Use reflective tape on costumes and treat bags, wear light colors and carry flashlights for extra visibility.
- Don't wear a costume that obstructs vision. Instead of masks, try non‐toxic face paint.
- Look all ways and listen for traffic before crossing and review pedestrian safety rules before you leave the house.
- Cross at corners, not between parked cars or mid‐block.
- Use sidewalks where available. If there are no sidewalks, always walk facing traffic on the left side of the road.
- Younger children always should be accompanied by an adult or trustworthy teen. Older children should be given boundaries and should communicate with their parents along the way.
AAA offers the following tips for motorists on Halloween:
- Avoid driving through residential areas where trick‐or‐treaters are likely to be present.
- Obey all traffic signals and travel with extreme caution through residential areas.
- Scan far ahead and watch attentively for children who may be excitedly running from house to house.
- Turn on your headlights, even in daylight, to make your vehicle more visible.