Tips to Stay Safe this Halloween
Halloween is less than a week away! This time of year, it's always good to review the usual safety tips to make sure it's a fun and enjoyable day and night for everyone.
Costumes should feature reflective material and/or bright colors. Kids are encouraged to wear make-up instead of a mask when possible, so as not to inhibit their vision.
Kids are more often hit by a car between October 30 and November 1 than any other time. If you're considering celebrating with alcohol, assign a designated driver, get a taxi or call an Uber. Kids, use sidewalks whenever possible, otherwise stay to the far side of the road facing traffic.
Use our list of sex offender addresses to know where to avoid, and stay in neighborhoods that are familiar and well-lit for trick-or-treating.
The best times for trick-or-treating are generally between 5:30-9:30 p.m. Our handy guide gives you the designated hours for your area, if there are any.