Indiana State Police Offer Safe Trick-or-Treating Tips
It's Halloween! And that means hundreds of children across the Tri-State will take to the neighborhood streets looking to score a boatload of candy. In order to make sure everyone has a fun, and more importantly, safe evening, the Indiana State Police are offering tips to both trick-or-treaters, and non-trick-or-treaters, to help everyone get through the evening without issue.
The ISP suggests a parent or guardian go with their children as they go from door-to-door collecting candy, as well as having them carry flashlights or glow sticks to help them be more visible to drivers simply trying to get home for the evening, especially in areas where there are no sidewalks for them to use.
In those cases, children and parents are strongly encouraged to walk as close to the edge of the street as possible, and never cut through alleys or people's yards.
Once you get back home, the State Police encourage you to check all the candy they've collected before allowing them to eat any of it. If a wrapper appears to be tampered with, or the candy is not in its original wrapper, throw it out.
For those just trying to get home from a long day's work, be mindful as you drive through any neighborhoods. Slow down and stay alert for any children who may not be paying attention and dart out in front of you trying to get to the next house. Police say children are "wice as likely to be killed by a car while walking on Halloween night as at any other time of the year."
For more tips, check out the video below featuring Indiana Governor, Eric Holcomb, and visit the Indiana State Police website.