The Scottsboro Police Department would like to wish everyone to have a safe Halloween.

Motorists, please drive extra carefully on Halloween night and watch for more than normal pedestrian traffic.

S -Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A – Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F -Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E -Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the             amount of treats you eat.


H -Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and         don’t run from house to house.

A -Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible      skin and eye irritation.

L -Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.

L -Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O -Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic           to stay safe.

W -Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E -Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E -Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept        rides from strangers.

N -Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.