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Halloween Safety Tips

October 29, 2014 – As families go trick-or-treating on Friday, October 31st, the Hobbs Police Department will be working to keep Hobbs safe.  Here is what you can do to help everyone have a safe Halloween.

• Please walk with you children rather than drive.  Driving children from house to house is very
• An adult should always accompany children.
• To welcome trick-or-treaters, switch on your porch lights or any exterior lights.

• Do not go in anyone’s house.
• Do not get into a stranger’s vehicle.
• Do not take shortcuts through backyards, alleys, or parks.
• Walk, don’t run.
• Look both ways before crossing any street.
• Always use the sidewalk.
• Children should travel in a group if not with an adult.
• Try to trick-or-treat in well lit areas within your neighborhood and carry a flashlight.
• Have an adult examine candy and discard any that are not factory wrapped or sealed.
• If possible, children should have a cell phone with them in case of emergency.

• Only purchase and wear flame retardant costumes.
• Children should wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight or glow stick.
• Children should never carry sharp objects.

• Be aware of children darting out between parked automobiles.
• Use caution while entering and exiting driveways.
• During twilight and evening hours be mindful of children in dark costumes.
• Please use extra caution and drive slowly in neighborhoods.

Please direct any questions to Officer Mike Stone, Public Information Office at 397-9381.

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Traffic Congestion on North Turner
Hobbs Police Department would like to remind citizens to drive with caution due to the high number of vehicles on North Turner from Sanger to Grimes Streets.  Drivers are asked to slow down and make sure there is ample distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.  The center lane is for left turning only.  It is not a merge lane.


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