Halloween safety tips

Tonight is Halloween, and that means there will be lots of trick-or-treaters out and about this evening. Safety, of course, is the paramount concern of a holiday where parents dress up their kids in sight-restricting costumes and send them out at night to beg for candy from strangers! But seriously, here a few hints for drivers, parents and kids:

- Drivers need to be particularly careful at dusk and when driving either over a hill or around a curve, where visibility is limited.

- Parents should put reflective tape on costumes or add bright colors to increase visibility.

- 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 for their parents to see them.

- 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 lane of traffic.