Some of my favorite suggestions, along with the basic pedestrian safety are those that make use of costumes to increase visibility:
Check out the rest of the suggestions here and over the next week on TMC for Children's Facebook page and Twitter feed.
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose light colored costumes to improve visibility.
- Choose face paint and make-up instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision. Look for non-toxic designations when choosing Halloween makeup.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as to be seen by drivers.
An additional suggestion for drivers, as you're turning in or pulling out of your driveway be especially aware of small children who might not be where you expect them. Perhaps before pulling out of your driveway make sure you have a clear view with no children on the driveway, or within a house or two of yours on either side.
Have a happy and safe Halloween.