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In addition to following these rules, it is important that kids can see and be seen in their Halloween costumes. It can be difficult for drivers and children to see one another in the dark on such a chaotic night. Above all, parents should keep these tips in mind while getting their child ready for trick-or-treating:
- Costumes and bags should be decorated with retroreflective tape or stickers and, if possible, made of light colors.
- Opt for face paint and makeup, because they do not restrict vision as masks do.
- Kids should carry glow sticks or flashlights to increase their visibility to drivers.
If you are driving on Halloween, you need to do your part as well. Be especially careful in residential neighborhoods, take extra time and slow down to actively look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
Kids have plenty to remember in order to stay safe on Halloween, but they should already be aware of the rules of the road — this is just another opportunity to remind them. They should have fun and enjoy the holiday, as long as they do it safely.