Halloween is one of the most fun nights of the year for children, but it also can be one of the most dangerous.
According to Safe Kids USA, twice as many child pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles on Oct. 31 than at any other time of the year.
The Milford Police Department offered the following tips for safe trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m. on Halloween.
Wear bright and reflective material
Use flashlights and glowsticks
Walk, don’t run
Only visit streets and sidewalks that are well-lit
Use well-lit crosswalks to cross the street when necessary
Watch for vehicles in driveways, as well as on the road
Remember that bad weather decreases visibility for motorists
Inspect costumes to ensure vision is not obstructed
Watch for children
Use caution when entering or exiting driveways
Pay close attention for children between parked vehicles
Don’t pass stopped vehicles
Always use your turn signal and hazard lights when dropping off children
Use headlights at all times, even before dark
Do not use electronic devices like cell phones when driving