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  1. #1
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    Default Halloween Curfews

    How many of you guys are having to deal with Curfews imposed by your local government on Halloween? I'm appaled by this practice. Some of the curfews are so early, it is pointless to set up a detailed haunt since trick or treaters would be safely home before it gets dark enough to scare them.

    Is this a problem in your town?

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    Haven't heard of one being in effect before, i heard about proposals for them a few years ago, it's ridiculous.

    Back when i was a kid which isn't long ago at all compared to most on here, kids could wander the streets safely without parents, it's a shame the world isn't as safe anymore but a big part of it is how overly-protective society has become.

    What's the rules of your local curfew, i'm curious.

    And for the record i'm not suggesting kids TOT without parents, not under 12 anyway. If it's just your local street or block i don't see the harm in over 12, but every neighborhood is different of course.

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    My town doesn't have a curfew, at least not yet. And since I do most of my TOT activities at a "trunk or treat" event, said curfew wouldn't apply if it did exist. But I've heard more and more people on here talk about their town's curfew, so I'm curious.

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    Damn, that is ridiculous!! I bet there's many people very upset with this!
    I really sympathize with anyone that has this curfew knocking about, but don't let it ruin your night. Just stay where you're partying!

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    I do, supposedly our town has a curfew set at 8(it's just barely dark then) Good thing it isn't really enforced. Most kids stay out about 10.

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    I live in a typical middle class neighborhood, which is on the outskirts of a small Village.


    The neighborhood is a very large circle, with an attached circle. There are about maybe 300+ homes.

    Our town is always limiting the curfew and making kids get inside sooner and sooner. when i was younger, it was 8:30. Now im 23, and the curfew is 7:30.

    If any TOT is caught outside past the curfew without an adult or they are under 18, a school bus picks them up and transports them to the closest school where they have police "booking" area. They then call their parents and the parents pick them up at the school

    Its pretty bad.

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    Thumbs down Ohmy!

    Quote Originally Posted by briwesk View Post
    If any TOT is caught outside past the curfew without an adult or they are under 18, a school bus picks them up and transports them to the closest school where they have police "booking" area. They then call their parents and the parents pick them up at the school

    Its pretty bad.
    That is horrible. Where is this? I think I want to make sure I avoid ever living there. 7:30 as a curfew? It isn't even dark good by then in most places, and now with Daylight Savings Time extended... it won't be dark in a lot of places.

    That is just wrong!

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    If there was proper police patrol going on, they wouldn't need all these curfews! Agreed?
    Some things just can't seem to be done by ANY governments!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freudstein View Post
    If there was proper police patrol going on, they wouldn't need all these curfews! Agreed?
    Some things just can't seem to be done by ANY governments!
    Yea, but the police are toooooo busy directing traffic at my haunt!

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    WOW>..This is absolutely insane... We don't have curfew's exactly. Around here, our TOT'ers get to go out between 4:30 and 7:30, but it is not enforced as they say. There are kids still out til about 8:30 or so, but the sad thing is...Daylight Savings Time screwed us last year. They waited til AFTER Halloween to change the time, so it's always still light out when the kids are supposed to be finishing up.

    In my opinion, if the TOT'ers are with parents or old enough to go by themselves, if the porch light is on, they should still be allowed to TOT.

    This year Halloween is on a Friday, so if my want to stay out a little later, I wouldn't have a problem with it. When Halloween falls during the week, like last year, I personally go out, but make sure my kids are home in time to go through their candy and play a bit before bed, but my kids are also 5 and 7.

    I agree with OMGDan...when we were kids, we were able to wander our neighborhood for hours and hours, and the streets would be crawling with kids. Too bad you can't do that anymore.
    Why rule the living when you can control the dead.

 

 
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