Taking precautions to remain safe while trick-or-treating

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GERING, Neb. It’s Halloween and the streets will be filled with ghouls, mummies and even witches and even though this holiday is designed to have fun and receive free candy, there are still some rules you want to follow.

According to Chief George Holthus from the Gering Police Department;
Children wearing costumes should provide light reflective clothing and have masks that have eye holes big enough to see clearly.

Make sure you are not running and when you are walking, stay on the sidewalks and only cross on street corners and cross walks.

When trick or treating, make sure you are traveling with at least two people in a group and it’s recommended to travel with a responsible adult.

For drivers, make sure to be aware of children in residential neighborhoods.

“We don’t need anybody getting hit by a car,” said Chief George Holthus, Gering Police Department. “We don’t need anybody starling a homeowner. It just makes perfect sense that everybody goes out, has a good time but they are good neighbors about it.”

When you receive the candy, make sure to check it and only consume the ones that are store bought.

Do not enter the home or vehicle for someone you don’t know.

Always remember, in an emergency, you can always call 9-1-1.