Halloween safety tips in Columbus

Halloween safety tips in Columbus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Many kids will be hitting the streets Monday evening for trick-or-treating and Columbus police are urging safety tips for the community.

Corporal Robert Greene of the Columbus Police Department says keeping a porch light lets people know it's okay to come get treats.

Cpl. Greene also suggests parents put reflectors on their child's costume so drivers see them. He says trick or treaters are at a high risk for injuries around this time of year.

"This time of the year we have more children hit by vehicles so we have more officers on the street at this time to let people know there are children in the neighborhood walking," Cpl. Greene said.

He also suggests parents examine candy closely to make sure it's in its original packaging and hasn't been open.

For a list of trick-or-treat times in the Chattahoochee Valley click here.

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