BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Halloween is a fun tradition, but often times the excitement of the evening can cause children and adults to forget about being safe. There is no real trick to making Halloween a treat for the whole family, but following safety tips and using common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season.
The major dangers are not from witches or goblins, but rather from falls and vehicle/pedestrian collisions. Another major concern is what your children are given and how to identify candy that has possibly been tampered with.
Follow these simple tips to make Halloween safe and fun:
Trick or Treater's:
Children should also know the basics, such as their phone number and address in case of an emergency, and how to react if a stranger tries to approach them. If your child is late returning home or you cannot locate your child, immediately call 9-1-1 and report it to local law enforcement.