Halloween safety tips for trick or treating

Halloween is right around the corner.

Indiana State Police and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office have shared some safety tips so you and your children have a fun night.

Eyewitness News spoke with parents and their kids to see what tips they already knew.

Tip #1: Trick or treating should be completed before dark and trick or treaters should have light colored clothing and a flashlight.

“We try to have glow sticks on them so they're visible or flashlights to make sure they have some kind of light so people will see them,” said grandparent Tammy Wersich.

Tip #2: Parents should inspect all treats before they're eaten.

“Your candy, check it. Make sure it's safe. If people give you something homemade, you don't know don't eat it,” said parent Beth Schmitt.

Tip #3: Trick or treating should be done with adult supervision and in groups.

“They are not allowed to leave our sides. They have to stay with us. On Halloween you never know,” said Wersich.

“You have to stay with your parents because there will be a lot of people and stuff,” said Peyton Norton.

For older children, ISP recommends mapping out a safe route for them to take with their friends.

VCSO also says they would prefer if your child's costume did not include a mask because it could obscure their vision while they're crossing the street.

But many parents say that they're letting their kid wear a mask which they can wear it down while at a front door but if they're crossing a street, it must remain on the top of their heads.

“Or hold an adult's hand,” said Kendalyn Wersich.

ISP also says make sure your child's costume isn't too long to prevent anyone from tripping and falling.

And one of the biggest rules most parents will agree with… always share your candy with them.

They also advise for drivers to stay aware Tuesday night for kids who may be difficult to see and may be running between parked cars.

ISP tips can be found here

VCSO Tips can be found here

(This article was originally published October 29, 2017)

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