Police have provided some tips to stay safe during Cape Coral Halloween.
Cape Coral Police says, “Halloween is a time that children look forward to all year. Children dress up and go trick or treating. As fun as this can be, there are dangers to be mindful of.”
The tips include:
Walk Safely While Trick-or-Treating
- Children under 12 should trick or treat and cross streets with an adult. Cross the streets at corners using traffic signals and sidewalks.
- Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
- Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
- Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to
the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
- Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
Costumes for a Safe Halloween
- Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
- Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
Double Check Candy
- Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them
- Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is faded or torn or the candy is unwrapped.
The image is a U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tabatha Zarrella/Released.
Meanwhile, Bloomberg has revealed which candy is most popular in Florida.
If you want to please your trick-or-treaters this year, you may want to start by stocking up on the Halloween candy that’s most popular in your region, it says.
Florida’s top-ranked Halloween candy is Skittles, according to data from CandyStore.com.