Trick or Treating safety

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VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP)- With Halloween a few days away and kids getting geared up for the fun night, authorities want to remind parents and kids about safety to keep the night as sweet as the candy.

During trick or treating, officers stress to motorists to drive extra careful and slowly while watching for children crossing the street and walking on the sides.

Parents should review trick or treating precautions including pedestrian and traffic safety rules and make sure costumes for children are appropriate at night.

This includes clothing that is reflective or bright, does not obstruct children’s vision, and is appropriate length that they are not a tripping hazard.

Police Chief of Vienna Police Department, Mike Pifer, explains what to pay attention to during the eventful night. “We usually have some driving complaints, and for those drivers, slow down. We want kids and parents alike, to make sure their children are wearing reflective clothing or carrying flashlights or something that motorists can see with the kids.”

Trick or treating times for Vienna, Parkersburg, Belpre and Williamstown are from 6-7:30pm on Tuesday night.

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