Crime Tracker: Halloween Safety Check List - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Crime Tracker: Halloween Safety Check List

Posted: Updated:

KHQ.COM - Trick-or-treaters will fill the streets on Halloween. Statistics show that kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller and Safe Kids Worldwide offer the following tips on how to keep your kids safe when they head out the door:

1. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child's vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.

2. Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.

3. Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

4. When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. To learn more about how to keep your trick-or-treaters safe, visit SafeKids.org.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

    Olympic champion Gabby Douglas says team doctor abused her

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:11 PM EST2017-11-22 17:11:58 GMT

    KHQ.COM - Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.   Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because she was part of a group "conditioned to stay silent."

    More >>

    KHQ.COM - Olympic champion gymnast Gabby Douglas says she is among the group of athletes sexually abused by a former team doctor.   Douglas, the 2012 Olympic all-around champion and a three-time gold medalist, wrote in an Instagram post Tuesday night that she waited so long to reveal the abuse by Larry Nassar because she was part of a group "conditioned to stay silent."

    More >>
  • Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:01 PM EST2017-11-22 17:01:26 GMT

    NEW YORK - Insurers for defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. The settlement was described in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Developers of the new World Trade Center buildings had once demanded $3.5 billion from aviation companies after hijacked planes destroyed three skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001.  

    More >>

    NEW YORK - Insurers for defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. The settlement was described in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. Developers of the new World Trade Center buildings had once demanded $3.5 billion from aviation companies after hijacked planes destroyed three skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001.  

    More >>
  • Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter accused of sexual assault

    Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter accused of sexual assault

    Wednesday, November 22 2017 12:00 PM EST2017-11-22 17:00:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.   Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post that she was "forced to engage in an act against my will." She said the Backstreet Boy took her virginity.

    More >>

    NEW YORK (AP) - Nick Carter says he's "shocked and saddened" by accusations made by a singer who said he raped her about 15 years ago.   Melissa Schuman of the girl group Dream wrote in a blog post that she was "forced to engage in an act against my will." She said the Backstreet Boy took her virginity.

    More >>