Halloween safety tips as you get ready for Trick or Treat
With Halloween coming up, we asked Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputy Herb Wiggins for some safety tips. Here's what he told us, on Sunday morning's Weekend Today in Central New York:
~Make sure costumes are visible. Include reflective tape, or a reflective vest for visibility while walking.
~Carry flashlights with fully charged batteries, and make sure the kids flash the beam side to side for more visibility (the light's for more than looking at the candy stash!)
~Children should go out in groups for maximum safety
~Each group should have moe than one cell phone, in case a battery runs low
~If you're out driving, pay special attention. Come to full stops and look (even at the signs you usually glide through)
Remember trick or treaters are probably not paying attention to you.
~Adults should check ALL candy and treats, and if there's anything suspicious, throw it out to be safe.
HAVE FUN! and you can do it safely!