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TPD offers Halloween safety tips

TPD offers Halloween safety tips
TPD offers Halloween safety tips
Posted at 7:00 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 04:24:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On Wednesday night many children will be out trick or treating.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Tuesday morning with a few safety tips for parents to keep in mind for Halloween.

Trick or treating usually doesn't happen until it gets dark outside, which means it might be hard to see the kids.

An easy way to increase their visibility is with reflectors or glow sticks.

Choose make up over masks. This way, it's less likely to block your child's vision and lets them talk more freely.

Trick or treating should be done in neighborhoods that you are familiar with and always under adult supervision.

This year may have more kids in the middle of the streets because of the storm debris on the sidewalks.

Officer Damon Miller of the Tallahassee Police Department shared a message.

"Motorists are urged to drive slowly," he said. "Children are out there excited, trying to get their candy and sometimes they have a tendency to dart out across the street and they may not see you and you may not be able to see them right away. So be sure that you're driving below the posted speed limits if possible, especially in residential areas."

TPD also mentioned that the safest time to trick or treat is before dark or at dusk.