“Parents need to ensure that their children wear bright colors or reflective material in their costumes,” Wiggins said. “The biggest complaint we get is that people are walking in the street in dark clothing.”
“If you use common sense about costumes, you will be safe,” said Wiggins. “Everyone wanted to play army man when I was a kid. The costume itself is fine, but you might want limit props such as weapons and provide for some visibility.”
Wiggins suggested an alternative to traditional trick-or-treating to keep children safe. “The city is holding Halloween Safe Night downtown. You don’t have to worry about cars and traffic. Businesses are involved so parents know exactly where their children’s candy comes from.”
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