This is October 31, Halloween, and we all know what that means. As dusk begins to fall, ghosts and goblins will be running up to houses begging for candy. Before you send your child out, be sure you have chosen a costume that won’t cause safety All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant. Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision. If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks. Be sure kids cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Have them look each way before crossing. Do not allow them to use electronic devices and teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings. Have them watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. And children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night with adult supervision. If children are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.