NOPD offers safety tips for trick-or-treaters

NOPD offers safety tips for trick-or-treaters

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Children across the country prepare for a little Halloween fun. Before heading out for some trick-or-treating, officials have a few safety tips to consider.

Police want to keep the scares in places like the Mortuary tonight. They're offering this advice before you hit the streets this Halloween.

Thousands of kids will be out trick-or-treating, so police warn drivers to watch out for people crossing the street and walking in between parked cars.

Trick-or-treaters have a responsibility to be visible and that means wearing bright colors, putting reflective tape on your costume and carrying a flashlight. Police say the number one rule to remember this Halloween --- don't go alone.

"Plan the entire route and discuss it with family before leaving home," said a representative for the New Orleans Police Department. "Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Older kids should walk with friends. Parents should accompany younger children."

Police will be handing out candy at all the districts around town. Just to be safe, stay on the sidewalks look both ways before you cross the street.

These tips may seem like simple no-brainers, but when in a costume searching for candy; it can be easy to forget the safety tips.

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