Halloween safety appeal to Lichfield and Burntwood parents

halloweenpumpkinParents in Lichfield and Burntwood are being urged to ensure their children are safe during Halloween.

With a variety of events across the region and many children trick or treating, West Midlands Ambulance Service has urged parents to keep a close eye on youngsters.

A spokeswoman said:

“We appeal to any parents of children who are planning on going out trick or treating to ensure they are safe at all times. As the evenings are getting darker earlier pedestrians are less noticeable on the roads.

“If you or your children do go out whilst dark always make sure you wear bright and if possible reflective clothing to help drivers spot you. Ensure you cross the road in well lit locations away from parked vehicles and corners and please make sure you always follow the green cross code.

“We also ask that parents ensure that their children remain courteous to neighbours, especially elderly people who may live alone and are wary of opening the door to large groups of trick or treaters. We ask that you please respect their wishes to avoid causing any angst and worry.”

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