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!