State troopers offer safety tips for trick-or-treating

Indiana State Police are offering safety tips this Halloween. Trooper stress that the most important thing this holiday is health and safety while trick-or-treating and getting everyone home safely.

Among the safety suggestions from state police:

  • You should make sure that your children have a flashlight, glow stick, or reflective material on their costumes, so they can be seen clearly during the low light hours.
  • Children should always be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating. You should have a plan if groups get separated including having a charged cellphone and ask an adult for help.
  • You should always walk on the sidewalk and not in the roadways. Also make sure to look in both directions before crossing the road.
  • Children should never enter the house of a stranger.
  • All treats should be inspected by an adult before they are eaten.

State police are asking all motorists to slow down and drive with caution in area neighborhoods this weekend. Keep an eye out to protect the safety of children who might not be paying attention.