- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
- Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to enhance their ability to be seen by drivers.
- Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, make sure you know what area they will be going around in and, if possible, to trick-or-treat in groups.
- Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., so be aware when driving and on the look-out for kids during those hours on Halloween night.
- When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
For more information on Halloween Safety, visit: www.safekids.org