Purim is a time of celebration and happiness, a time for families to come together and share in the joy of the Yomvov. Unfortunately, it can also be a day of great danger. To ensure public safety, Crown Heights Shomrim is highlighting common issues related to Purim, and what you can do to avoid them.
Purim is a time of celebration and happiness, a time for families to come together and share in the joy of the Yomvov. Unfortunately, it can also be a day of great danger.
Heavily increased traffic, many people with reduced inhibitions, fireworks and other Purim Shtick and the hectic schedule of the day can all be factors in creating dangerous, and potentially life-threatening situations.
To ensure public safety, Crown Heights Shomrim would like to highlight some of the most common issues related to Purim, and what you can do to avoid them.
- Don’t drink and drive
Driving under the influence is dangerous and illegal. Purim is no exception.
- Know your children’s whereabouts and transportation
It is your responsibility to be aware of your child’s whereabouts at all times, and that
they are being driven by a responsible and reliable adult.
- Remind your children of stranger danger
Don’t accept anything from a stranger, and definitely don’t enter a stranger’s car.
- No alcohol for minors
Giving alcohol to minors can be dangerous and is against the law.
- Remind your children of street safety
Don’t walk on the street or cross from between parked cars, they won’t be visible to
- Drive with extra caution
When driving on Purim, use extra caution, be on the lookout for pedestrians who
might emerge from between parked cars.
- Alcohol poisoning is real
It can be catastrophic, know your limits and drink responsibly.
- Watch out for fraud
Criminals take advantage of the giving on Purim. Remain alert for people trying to
pass counterfeit money. If you suspect something report it immediately.
- Secure your home
Be aware of who enters your home, and make sure to secure your valuables.
- Know who enters your home
If you have an ill feeling about someone, don’t hesitate to have them sent out.
If you see something say something, call 911 and Shomrim
SHOMRIM WISHES YOU A HAPPY AND SAFE PURIM