Halloween has arrived! Here are some helpful Halloween safety tips for drivers and parents of trick-or-treaters to consider when taking their children out:

Parents should remind trick-or-treaters before they go out for the evening to be aware of their surroundings and avoid walking near lit candles or jack-o-lanterns.  Trick-or-treaters should also be reminded to make sure they look both ways before crossing the street and only cross at lights or established crosswalks, and NEVER from between parked cars.  Fastening reflective tape to costumes and bags can help improve visibility, making it easier for drivers to see trick-or-treaters.

Drivers should always be vigilant when driving and be ready to react to any emergency situation.  Trick-or-treaters are young and can sometimes have poor judgment and drivers need to be ready for the unexpected.