Published: Tue, October 31, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Safety tips for drivers and trick-or-treaters on Halloween

Safety tips for drivers and trick-or-treaters on Halloween

But, law enforcement is offering some tips before heading out Halloween night. Agree on a specific meeting time and destination for older children that may be trick-or-treating alone.

Bright and reflective costumes and items will help drivers see children and avoid accidents.

Halifax Regional Police said in a media release that Halloween night is the best night of the year for many kids and they want to help keep it that way.

"On Halloween, more children are on the street after dark than normal, and due to their excitement, they may run out into the street without thinking", said Mike Causey, the North Carolina commissioner of insurance, who oversees Safe Kids NC.

- Trick-or-treat in well-lit areas, and cross streets only at crosswalks. Consider using face paint or makeup instead of a mask. Remind children not to eat all their candy at once or it can make them sick.

It's Halloween again - time for the little ghosts and goblins to trick-or-treat for chocolate and other candy.

" Walk on sidewalks or paths".

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- Walk around any debris piles left over from Hurricane Irma. Drive slowly and be alert as you drive through neighborhoods where children could be.

Drivers should be extra cautious, especially at intersections.

Louisiana State Police are giving some important safety tips to those who will be going out during Halloween trick or treating on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Children over the age of 12 responsible enough to go without parents should stay in groups and follow an agreed upon route. You can also check with the Louisiana State Police website at www.lsp.org/ under "Sex Offender Registry" to locate sex offenders in other parishes throughout Louisiana.

Children should also know their address, phone number, and how to dial 911 for emergencies.

To cut some of the sugar while still enjoying the holiday, Sawyer recommended ditching the vehicle and walking between houses, encouraging kids to take only one piece of candy per house, and even having a contest to see who can get the most steps in when trick-or-treating.

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