Things to do before trick or treating

Posted at 8:32 AM, Oct 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 08:32:43-04

Halloween is upon us, but before the kids heat out to collect their candy, there are some things that you'll want to check off your to-do list to make sure the night is the best it can be.

Officials suggest making sure that your porch light is working and on so it can help illuminate the path kids will be taking to get to the candy.

Make sure that your kids costumes can be seen in the dark.

You can do this by making sure they're reflective in some fashion, or give your kids a flashlight or glow stick.

When they're out trick or treating, adults should accompany young children.

Those kids going without parents should travel in pairs or groups.

Remind your little ones to remain on the sidewalks and only cross the street in designated crossing areas, and to never run between cars parked on the street.

When the kids get back with their bag full of sweets, inspect the candy discarding any unwrapped or suspicious candy.

If you are driving tonight during trick or treat times between 6pm and 8pm, use extra caution and slow down, especially in neighborhoods.