Halloween can be a lot of fun for parents and kids alike - if everybody remembers the tricks and treats of playing it safe.
5 Street Smarts Tips for Trick or Treating:
When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers, and if possible, choose light colors.
Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
Try non-toxic face paint and make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable and, more importantly, they can obstruct a child's vision - a dangerous thing when kids are crossing streets and going up and down streets.
Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.