A frightfully fun Halloween night can easily turn into a nightmare if your little trick-or-treaters get hurt. The chance of a child being hit by a car is about four times higher on Halloween night than any other night of the year. That's according to the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Experts say it's important to always stay on sidewalks, walk don't run, stop at curbs, cross at intersections and don't walk around parked cars.
They suggest you avoid busy streets and try to trick or treat where there's plenty of light. If your child has a dark-colored costume, add reflective tape so drivers can see your trick-or-treater.
Flashlights and glow sticks are also helpful. Bad falls are a big reason kids end up in the hospital on Halloween instead of counting their candy. Experts suggest you avoid loose costumes and make sure your children's shoes fit. And of course, don't let your kids eat any candy until you look it over.