Halloween is here and Louisiana State Police want safety to be a top priority. To ensure that trick-or-treating is a safe and memorable event for everyone, have your child carry a flashlight or glow stick, and/or wears reflective clothing or costumes to alert drivers of the child’s location. Remember that masks can restrict vision, including the sight of oncoming vehicles. Face painting is a safer option. Costumes should not drag the ground, as this could create a tripping hazard. Children should not be allowed to enter homes or vehicles without parental supervision. Plan your trick-or-treating in familiar neighborhoods with well-lit streets. Always walk on sidewalks when available. If walking on the street is necessary, pedestrians should walk on the left side of the road facing traffic. Children should also know their address, phone number, and how to dial 911 for emergencies. And parents are urged to inspect all candy for safety after returning home. Motorists should also use caution and drive slowly through residential areas and intersections leading to neighborhoods. And Halloween has also been a deadly night due to impaired drivers. Adults that take part in Halloween parties and trick-or-treating while consuming alcoholic beverages are strongly encouraged to have a plan for a safe ride home.