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Halloween 2017 Trick or Treating in Washington Township will be between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017 .  The following is the Halloween Curfew as per Local Ordinancehttps://www.ecode360.com/11400235…:

It shall be unlawful for juveniles to be in any public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of each and every day during the period from October 28 until November 1, inclusive, of the year, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. This prohibition does not apply if said juvenile is:

A. Engaged in or traveling to or from a business or occupation which the laws of the State of New Jersey authorize a juvenile to perform.

 

B. Engaged in an errand involving a medical emergency.

 

C. Attending religious services, extracurricular school activities, activities sponsored by a religious or community organization or other cultural, educational or social events or is in direct transit to or from such events.

 

Here are some tips for helping keep young ones safe on Halloween:

 

Motorists

Slow down in residential neighborhoods and obey all traffic signs and signals. Drive at least 5 mph below the posted speed limit to give yourself extra time to react to children who may dart into the street.

Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. In dark costumes, they’ll be harder to see at night.

Look for children crossing the street. They may not be paying attention to traffic and cross the street mid-block or between parked cars.

Carefully enter and exit driveways and alleys.
Turn on your headlights to make yourself more visible – even in the daylight.

Broaden your scanning by looking for children left and right into yards and front porches.

 

Parents

Ensure an adult or older, responsible youth is available to supervise children under age 12.

Plan and discuss the route your trick-or-treaters will follow.
Instruct children to travel only in familiar areas and along established routes.

Teach children to stop only at well-lit houses and to never to enter a stranger’s home or garage.

Establish a time for children to return home.

Tell children not to eat any treats until they get home.

Review trick-or-treating safety precautions, including pedestrian and traffic safety rules.

Make sure Halloween costumes are flame-retardant and visible with retro-reflective material.

 

Trick-or-Treaters

Be bright at night – wear retro-reflective tape on costumes and treat buckets to improve visibility to motorists and others.

Wear disguises that don’t obstruct vision, and avoid facemasks. Instead, use nontoxic face paint. Also, watch the length of billowy costumes to help avoid tripping.

Ensure any props are flexible and blunt-tipped to avoid injury from tripping or horseplay.

Carry a flashlight containing fresh batteries, and place it facedown in the treat bucket to free up one hand. Never shine it into the eyes of oncoming drivers.

Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets if possible.
If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.

Look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing the street.
Cross streets only at the corner, and never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.

Trick-or-treat in a group if someone older cannot go with you.
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1 East Springtown Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853

Phone: 908-876-3232 press 0 for dispatch
Fax: 908-876-5655
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Business Hours for the Washington Township Police Department are:
Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

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Jeffrey Almer, Chief
908-876-8301, [email protected]
 
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908-876-8315, [email protected]
 

 

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