Halloween will be celebrated from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the city of Pittsburgh on Friday, October 31, 2008. Halloween my be a fun holiday for kids, but for parents trick-or-treat time can be a little tricky. Here are a few tips to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. Make sure your child’s costume is short to prevent tripping. Try using make-up instead of a mask. Masks can be hot and uncomfortable, and more importantly, they can obstruct a child’s vision. Trick-or treaters always should be in groups so they aren’t a tempting target for real-life goblins. Parents should accompany young children. Make sure older kids trick-or treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be. Tell them to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. If it’s dark, make sure someone has a flashlight.
Remember that Halloween is for children. Please drive slow and be extra careful. Let’s make this a fun, memorable, and safe holiday for everyone.