Make sure your family's Halloween stays as safe as possible with these expert tips.
MOST IMPORTANT is to advise children not to eat candy collected until you inspect it. Throw away any candy that is not properly wrapped.
Parents should use extreme caution if they're driving during Trick-or-Treat hours.
Advise children never to accept vehicle rides from people unless they are on your "Safe List" - a list of trusted adults who you approve of transporting your children.
Flashlights and reflective clothing are recommended for use after dark.
Cross only at corners. Never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
A responsible adult should accompany young children while Trick-or-Treating or attending any Halloween-related festivities. If someone older cannot supervise, Trick-or-Treat with a group.
Wear a costume that makes it easier for you to walk, see and be seen.
Tell children not to enter a home to get candy. Let the candy come to them.