Trick-or-treaters should be dressed in bright colors and carry a flashlight, and should be supervised by an adult. Also, do not walk in the roadway, or visit homes where lights are off. Dress warmly, and stay hydrated. And kids, don't sneak a treat until an adult has checked all the candy.
Drivers, please be patient. Drive slowly and carefully through neighborhoods. Also, minimize your distractions inside the car so you can keep your full attention on the road.
Here are a few facts and figures about Halloween, courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau:
* In 2009, 36 million children ages 5 to 13 went trick-or-treating across the United States. That was nearly 200,000 more than in 2008.
* There are more than 111 million occupied housing units across the United States - all potential stops for trick-or-treaters.
* Americans consumed an average of more than 24 pounds of candy each in 2009. And U.S. growers raised 931 million pounds of pumpkins last year.