Trick or treat: Tips to make Halloween safe


Atlanta, GA (CBS46) Halloween is upon us and CBS46 is advocating for your safety, sharing a startling statistic that you may not be aware of.

Did you know that children are TWICE as likely to die on Halloween than any other day of the year.

A study by State Farm talks about dangers of children being hit by vehicles on Halloween. Children are so focused on costumes and candy and aren’t thinking about speeding vehicles driving by.

Another danger is sex offenders in neighborhoods where children are trick-or-treating. State law bans them from participating in Halloween-related activities and events.

Click here to check the Georgia sex offender registry

In DeKalb County, the sheriff’s office will send deputies out to remind offenders about their restrictions.

In Spalding County, the sheriff’s office posted signs in the yards of offenders warning children not to trick-or-treat at that particular home.

In Grovetown, the sheriff’s office initially had a plan to force offenders to sit in the county chambers during trick-or-treat hours but they cancelled it after backlash on social media.

As far as trick-or-treat hours, they vary from community-to-community. Ideal times are between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

A big reminder for parents when it comes to your kids being around cars this evening, don’t let yourself get distracted and don’t post on social media until after your kids are back at home safe.

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