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29 Oct 2013

Watch for Trick-or-Treaters

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The Fort Myers Police Department reminds drivers to be extra careful Halloween night. Drivers should be vigilant, slow down and avoid cutting through residential streets where trick-or-treaters are more likely to be. Police will be looking for speeding, reckless driving and impaired drivers. Trick-or-treaters should also be careful. Children are always at greater risk as pedestrians because of their shorter stature and unreliable judgment about when and where to cross streets.

  • Parents should accompany children
  • Plan a trick-or-treat route ahead of time and remind children to never cross the street at mid-block or between parked cars
  • Cross streets only at corners
  • Carry a flashlight or glow stick
  • Choose costumes that do not obstruct vision, and opt for nontoxic face paint instead of masks. Parents should add reflective material to a child's costume and adjust the length of any costume that may cause a child to trip
  • Adults who plan to attend a party should plan a safe way home before festivities begin. Designate a sober driver

Police would also like to remind parents of the City’s Youth Protection Ordinance that requires children to be home by 9:00 p.m. unless accompanied by a parent or another adult authorized by the parent of the minor to have custody of the minor; or with a person 21 years of age or older and that person has permission of the parent of the minor to be in charge of that juvenile.

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Contact Fort Myers Police

Office: (239) 321-7700
Emergency: 911

Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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