As much as we'd hope everyone would remember to obey the rules of the road, often times, that's just not the case.

You'll see children dart across the street from house to house in search of candy.

Many times, children and adults forget flashlights and are not well illuminated.

DRIVE SMART Virginia provides Halloween tips for pedestrians, drivers, and those welcoming trick-or-treaters.

Make sure to wear bright or reflective clothing.
If you have none, tape reflective tape somewhere on your costume.
Make sure you carry a flashlight.
Use both sidewalks and crosswalks.
And be sure you're walking against traffic.

Keep your eyes forward and put that cell phone down.
Avoid speeding.
Pay close attention the the neighborhood speed limits.
Yield to trick-or-treaters.
Slow down.

Those welcoming trick-or-treaters:
Make sure your outdoor light is on.
Sweep leaves from the sidewalks and steps.
Clear the porch or front yard of any obstacles that a child could trip over.
Restrain household pets.
Use a glowstick instead of a candle in the jack-o-lantern to avoid a fire hazard.