GMH Halloween Safety and Events 2018
rick or treating is one of the most enjoyable parts of Halloween, but it can also be one of the most dangerous if you are not careful.
" We always suggest that kids be with an adult," said Kirksville firefighter Aaron Pippin.
Pippin says one of the main safety rules kids should always follow Halloween night is stay with an adult and always look both ways before you cross the street.
" Make sure that if you do see a car, make sure that they see you because not all the time, especially younger kids, they are short. They are hard to see," said Pippin.
Parents should never leave their kids unsupervised.
" If you're letting them out at the house, you know, you watch them go up to the house, make sure they come back to you," said Pippin.
A rule for drivers, slow down.
"That's the biggest thing. Slow down and don't get distracted by anything." said Pippin.
Pippin says trick or treaters should avoid wearing dark colors and mask because kids will less likely be seen by drivers.
" Make sure they are wearing some kind of reflective clothing or a flashlight or a glow stick," said Pippin.
The most popular time for trick or treating is between 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Be alert of kids during those hours.