Halloween Safety

Halloween is around the corner and soon trick-or-treaters will be on the hunt for candy.

And with the holiday falling on a Friday parents should be especially cautious to ensure a happy Halloween for everyone.

Recent studies have shown vehicle fatalities tend to rise when the holiday falls on a Friday or weekend.

According to the Center for Disease Control, children are four times more likely to be struck by a motor vehicle on Halloween than any other day of the year.

Parents can reduce the chances of their child being involved in accident doing some planning in advance:

-- Select highly visible costumes.

-- Ensure costumes fit well.

-- Review safety precautions with children, including traffic safety rules.

-- Plan trick-or-treating route and supervision in advance.

--Make arrangements for an adult to accompany younger trick-or-treaters.

-- Bring a flashlight with fresh batteries.