Many children around the Antelope Valley are ready to put on their favorite costume and go trick-or-treating tonight.
It’s a fun evening for most, but statistics show that it’s also a dangerous night for many kids.
Thursday morning on Halloween safety tips.
In case of emergency call 911
Make sure all candy from trick-or-treating is inspected thoroughly before it is eaten.
Children should carry flashlights with them while trick-or-treating.
Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available. When no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic as far away from the edge of the roadway as possible.
Stay alert at all times, motorists and pedestrians should be prepared in case a hazardous situation arises.
Don’t be distracted by electronic devices that take your eyes and ears off the road.
Pedestrians should wear bright or reflective clothing and costumes and carry flashlights on the side closest to traffic.
Pedestrians should cross where motorists expect them to, follow pedestrian signs and signals, and never assume a driver can see you.
Motorists are required to yield to pedestrians in a marked crosswalk and in unmarked crosswalks at intersections.
Motorists should slow down and drive cautiously in residential areas.