As little ghosts and goblins take to the sidewalks and the streets this week, please proceed with caution and follow these safety tips:
--Drivers need to be particularly careful at dusk and when driving over a hill or around a curve, where visibility is limited.
--Trick or treaters should always be accompanied by an adult or travel in a group.
--Children should be told not to eat any unwrapped candy or treats until they return home where parents can see them.
--Parents should incorporate reflective tape or glow sticks in costumes or add bright colors to increase visibility.
--Make-up rather than masks should be worn to help ensure that children have an unobstructed view of their surroundings.
--Trick or treaters should always cross at corners and look both ways before crossing.
--Children should stay on the sidewalk or if none is available, walk facing the line of traffic and they should carry a flashlight.
--Homeowners should clear their yards of anything that can be tripped over and have a light on. Also, keep open flames far away from costumes.