State Police is giving parents some tips to make sure their trick-or-treaters have a memorable Halloween. Trooper Bryan Lee says it’s a really exciting holiday for kids, so whether you’re taking them out or driving down the roads, it’s important to be vigilant. He says always make sure kids are visible.
“If it’s something as simple as giving them a glow stick, or flashlight, or putting something reflective on their costume to help make sure that motorists can see them as their crossing the street.”
Lee reminds parents that masks can often restrict breathing and sight, so make sure your child can see and breathe while wearing their costume. He says it’s always a good idea to check out the sex offender registry before hitting the streets for trick-or-treating at LSP.org.
“They are not allowed to participate in any trick-or-treat activity. So they can’t pass out candy, they can’t attend any of these functions where children are present.”
Lee asks drivers to slow down while driving through neighborhoods and avoid distractions. He says historically, Halloween is a deadly holiday when it comes to driving.
“The biggest issue we’ve seen is from impaired drivers. If you’re going to be out participating in these costume parties and your plans are to consume some alcoholic beverages, make sure that you have a plan in place for a safe ride home.”