Halloween is just around the corner. Soon there will be many small ghosts, pirates, princesses, and a variety of other costumed children visiting neighbors seeking treats (hopefully not playing too many tricks).
Please be aware that children often get so involved in trick-or-treat that they forget to watch for cars - so it is up to drivers to be extra observant during this holiday.
There are also safety tips specific to Halloween and trick-or-treat seekers:
- Look both ways before crossing the street.
- Choose a safe and well lit path in your neighborhood.
- Costumes should be light or bright-colored, flame retardant, and short enough not to trip children.
- If possible, use the "green glow" sticks, necklaces or bracelets to make your child more visible in the dark.
- Trick-or-treat with a flashlight in a group with an adult.
- Only go to homes of people you know and who have a porch light on.
- Walk, don't run. Use sidewalks when possible.
- To see better, use face paint instead of a full face mask or any mask that makes it harder to see.
- Have an adult check your treats before you eat them.
- Put reflective tape on all bags and costumes.