Here are a few tips to ensure your trick-or-treaters have a safe Halloween.
The Guilford County Sheriff's Office offers the following suggestions to ensure your little goblins, pirates, princesses and witches have the safest Halloween possible.
1) If you are allowing your children to walk a neighborhood for treats, parents and the children should wear clothing and/or accessories that will illuminate when lights appear against clothing. In addition, dark clothing should be avoided. With the number of folks out on this evening, the risk increases for motor vehicle/pedestrian accidents. Of course, trick-or-treating before dark will be the best idea.
2) Enjoy places that have arranged trick-or-treat fairs, such as churches and other "inside" group gatherings places. If you do decide to go door- to- door, go places you are familiar.
3) Be sure to go through your child's treats before they are allowed to consume the treats.
4) Do not allow young children to go trick-or-treating alone, even with children their age around the neighborhood- not even in your own neighborhood. Adult supervision should always be provided. It only takes one bad decision to create a disastrous outcome.