Parents urged to accompany kids 12 and younger
Authorities across metro New Orleans have offered a list of trick or treating tips for parents.
Parents are urged to accompany children 12-years-old and younger and to place reflective tape on costumes of those who will be out past dusk.
Officials also recommend that non-toxic face paint be used instead of masks that obstruct vision.
Parents and trick or treaters should cross streets only at corners and not between parked cars.
Motorists are urged to pay special attention while driving through residential areas on Halloween. A pedestrian is morely likely to suffer life-threatening injuries if struck by a vehicle traveling at a speed of 30 miles per hour than one moving at 25.
They are also urged to turn on headlights in daylight to make their vehicles more visible.
Authorities also suggest that parents tell their children not to eat anything they collect until the "treats" can be inspected by adults.