Glow sticks, bracelets keep kids visible on Halloween

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Thousands of ghosts and goblins will be out Monday evening on the hunt for candy. That means drivers need to be extra vigilant and use utmost caution.

The Center for Childhood Safety in Green Bay says Halloween is the single night of the year where the most pedestrians get hit by cars.

Experts say it’s important to stress the need for children to look both ways before crossing the street.

Also, make sure your trick or treater will stand out when darkness falls.

“Also want to make sure their costumes are bright and visible. If you do have a dark costume, we highly suggest carrying a flashlight or using a glow stick, something that’s going to make them a little more visible to vehicles as they cross the street,” said Jennie Meyer, Program coordinator at the Center for Childhood Safety.

Glow sticks and bracelets can be found at most major retailers and they don’t cost much.

More tips:

  • Put reflective tape on costumes
  • Walk in groups
  • Make sure costumes and masks fit well and don’t pose the risk of a fall.

Trick or Treat resources:

LOCAL TRICK OR TREAT HOURS

WHAT “SAFE HALLOWEEN” MEANS

THE TEAL PUMPKIN PROJECT FOR FOOD ALLERGIES