Tips for a happy and safe Halloween

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Before you head out with your little ghosts or goblins, keep these safety tips in mind.

Always walk on the sidewalk, if there is no sidewalk then walk on the left side of the street facing any oncoming traffic.

Put fresh batteries in your flashlight.

Wear light colored costumes, and add reflective tape so that the kids can be seen.

Stay away from lighted candles, matches, and open fires so you clothes don't catch fire.

Be careful around animals, pets can be scared by costumes and loud noises.

Never let your kids eat any candy until you check it thoroughly.