Safety concerns should not be part of the scariness of Halloween. To ensure that everyone enjoys the holiday, here are some safety tips from local law enforcement:

Safety concerns should not be part of the scariness of Halloween. To ensure that everyone enjoys the holiday, here are some safety tips from local law enforcement:


Costume Safety


Possibly the most important tip for families is to remain visible to drivers, said Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton. Many costumes consist of dark clothing. In order to be seen by drivers, children should wear lighter-colored or reflective costumes, or carry a flash light or glow sticks.


Wear masks that are easy to see out of, or use face paint instead, Hampton said.


Travel Safety


While trick-or-treating, parents should stay with their children at all times. Parents should talk to their children about paying attention to their surroundings and not running into the street.


Use sidewalks and walk in well-lit areas when possible, said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Cap. George Brown.


Drivers should always use safe speeds, use caution when backing from a driveway or parked position, pay special attention to the roadway and drive sober.