(WJBF/WFLA) – NewsChannel 6 is offering safety tips for kids, parents and motorist to ensure that Halloween is safe and enjoyable for all.
There are no ‘official times’ for trick-or-treating in the CSRA unless otherwise noted by your neighbors.
Tips for Kids
- Go only to homes with lights on or Halloween decorations displayed.
- Do not eat any treats until they have been checked by an adult.
- Watch for cars when crossing the street. Cross with all lights and in the crosswalks. Stop at all driveways and intersections before walking across.
- Tell a parent or adult about anything that makes you uncomfortable or scared.
Tips for Parents
- Make sure your child’s costume allows freedom of movement and good visibility.
- Use reflector strips in your child’s costume or glow sticks to better see them in the dark.
Carry a flash light.
- Carry a cell phone to alert law enforcement if someone in your group gets separated.
- If possible, have children trick or treat before dark.
- Go in groups and make sure at least one adult is present. Go to every door with your child.
- Before children eat any treats, check them. The safest rule is to throw out anything that is not store wrapped and in good condition.
- Cut fruit into pieces before eating to make sure it has not been tampered with.
- Sponsor a party in place of trick or treating.
The Augusta Fire Department is offering kids a safe place to stop by for treats, too.
Fire Station #6 (2618 Richmond Hill Road) and Fire Station #8 (1898 Highland Avenue) are the locations. It runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.