Law enforcement officers are urging drivers to exercise caution and watch out for errant children on their Halloween trick-or-treating rounds Thursday night.
"We want everyone to pay attention," said Capt. Dave Paris, commander of the California Highway Patrol's Fresno field office. "The kids are out there having a blast, but the parents have to control them" and make sure children don't dart into the path of cars. Groups of children should have more than one adult accompanying them to ensure they stay together.
Paris also encouraged drivers leaving their homes at night to have a second person make sure children aren't in the way as they back out of their driveway. "We don't want to turn a fun thing into a tragedy," Paris said.
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