Halloween Tips from NRPD

The North Reading Police Department provides some tips to stay safe on Halloween.

The following was submitted by the North Reading Police Department:

The North Reading Police Department, in conjunction with AAA, suggests the following safety tips for a fun filled Halloween.



  • Be bright on Halloween night! Carry a flashlight
  • Use reflective tape or stickers on your costume or treat bags
  • Masks can block your vision. Use non – toxic face paint instead
  • Costumes and shoes should fit well to prevent trips and falls
  • Costume accessories should be soft and flexible, not sharp and pointy


  • Look all ways and listen for traffic before crossing
  • Cross at corners, not between parked cars
  • If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic
  • Walk, don’t run
  • Use caution when crossing driveways
  • Obey traffic signals
  • Go with a group and bring a trusted adult

Families are welcome to come by the North Reading Police Station for free Halloween bags.

Mel Webster October 09, 2012 at 08:34 PM
We really should have set hours for trick-or-treating in North Reading. Not sure why they have never been instituted, but I would think 6-8 p.m. would be plenty of time. Instead, we have kids straggling to our door sometime after 9 p.m. Why not set hours?
JIM October 10, 2012 at 05:25 PM
If it ain't broken don't fix it
Joe Veno October 11, 2012 at 12:45 AM
Jim i agree 100%


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