The Delaware State Police would like to remind parents, children, and motorists to keep safety a priority this Halloween season.
- Motorists are being asked to not only drive with extreme caution, but also to drive extra slow in neighborhoods and residential areas.
- Children will be walking house to house and depending on the availability of sidewalks, may be near or actually on the roadway.
- With all the trick or treating excitement, children may inadvertently dart across the street into the path of moving vehicles.
Trick or treating safety:
- Children should never go trick or treating alone, they should always have a parent or a group of friends with them at all times.
- Stay off the main roadways.
- Costumes should always fit properly.
- Consider face paint instead of masks as they can obstruct a child's vision.
- Trick or treaters should always carry a flashlight.
- For added visibility consider using "glow sticks" and/or reflective tape attached to the costumes or bags.
- Before crossing the street, always look in both directions twice to make sure there is no vehicular traffic.
Parents are also encouraged to review the Delaware Sex Offender Registry at desexoffender.dsp.delaware.gov/SexOffenderPublic/.