Police offer tips for parents, drivers ahead of trick-or-treaters taking to the streets
Police say there are some simple reminders to help Long Islanders stay safe on Halloween.
Drivers are being urged to pay extra attention to the roads as trick-or-treaters will be out and about.
Police say children are four times more likely to die in a traffic accident on Halloween night, compared with the same time period all other nights of the year.
Police say if you or your kids are going out, make sure everyone is wearing bright, reflective clothing. Don't wear anything too long to help prevent tripping.
Also, remind your kids not to talk to strangers or get into a stranger's car.
Parents should also establish a route for children and remind them to never go inside a home to get candy.