Public safety officials have issued a slew of warnings for parents as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this Halloween night.
Chief among them: beware of drunk drivers, marijuana-laced candy, and dark streets and alleys.
Halloween is the third busiest night of the year in terms of car and pedestrian accidents and trips to the emergency room, officials reported, adding that 41 million trick-or-treaters are expected to hit the streets tonight nationwide.
Police asked that trick-or-treaters travel in pairs or groups, carry a flashlight, wear costumes that don’t obstruct their vision, watch for cars, and don’t enter the homes of strangers.
At a joint news conference with Los Angeles police Wednesday, Burbank Capt. Denis Cremins said the city was calm last year, with no Halloween-related accidents – and he hopes to keep it that way.
“That’ll be our primary mission – ensuring kids are safe out there,” Cremins said.