A member of the Madison County Sheriff's Department has tips for motorists, kids, and their parents. Police remind motorists of the trick-or-treaters that will be out around the area this weekend in the many Riverbend towns celebrating Halloween. In some states the number of deaths among five-to-15-year old pedestrians is four-times higher on Halloween than any other day of the year.
In addition to the dangers involved with traffic, Captain Will Dimitroff says it's still a good idea to check your childrens' treats before they are allowed to enjoy them.
If you suspect tampering, contact the Sheriff's Department or your local police. Parents are reminded that trick-or-treaters should always have flashlights or glowsticks and costumes should be light-colored. Parents should also remind their children to not assume the right of way when crossing the street and be very cautious of strangers. Also trick-or-treaters should only visit homes with porch lights on and parents are urged to remind their children never to enter a stranger's home.