Before the ghosts, goblins, princesses and pirates hit the streets for trick-or-treating tonight, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have a number of tips to keep in mind to help keep our children safe.
For parents and children, before going out:
•Costumes should not drag on the ground or hinder children’s line of sight
•Costumes should be flame-proof and have some type of bright or reflective tape or color
•Use make-up instead of masks so as not to affect your child’s sight-lines
•Use battery-operated lights in pumpkins rather than candles
•Only approach houses where you know the occupants and lights are on
•Do not criss-cross the street. Stay on sidewalks and cross at crosswalks, traffic lights or well-lit corners
•Carry a flashlight
•Travel in groups with at least one adult
•Never go inside the home of a stranger
After coming home:
•Have a parent check all treats before allowing children to eat them
Homeowners should ensure their walkways are clear and well-lit if they are accepting trick-or-treaters at their homes.
Motorists are asked to be particularly careful tonight as children will be excited and may dart into the street without looking. Adults going to Halloween parties should have a designated driver.