This is five year old Lyric Frels first time trick-or treating. He is going as his favorite game boy character, Mario. As a first time trick-or-treater, Lyrics mom wants to make sure he stays safe.
“We talked to him about looking both ways before crossing the road, and he will also carry a glow stick so he can be seen,” said Ashley Frels.
First Responder Edward Etherton, says carrying a glow stick or a flashlight is the best way to keep your kids visible. He also says it’s important to make alterations to your child’s costume.
"Try make sure they are not trailing and tripping over them. Also cut some bigger holes in masks," said Etherton.
Drivers also need to be aware of kids in the streets.
"Teat all residential areas as if they were a school zone. Drivers should slow down and be prepared to stop,” said Etherton.
Etherton says the best time to bring kids out trick-or treating is before it gets dark.