Trick-or-treaters in Maryland can pick up a reflective vest from the state highway administration in order to be more visible to drivers Monday evening.
Halloween falls on Monday this year, and officials in Maryland are planning ahead to try to keep trick-or-treaters safe during rush hour traffic.
Trick-or-treating happens as dusk falls, making it harder to see people walking -- especially small children in dark costumes. To help keep them more visible, the Maryland's State Highway Administration is loaning reflective safety vests to parents ahead of Halloween. The department says the vest can be combined with a hard hat, jeans and boots to make a new costume, or placed over costumes to make children more visible.
Parents can get the vests today, tomorrow, and Monday at SHA maintenance facilities in most counties in Maryland. They are free -- but do have to be returned by Nov. 4. Check out the full list of the Vests for Visibility pickup locations.
Officials are also reminding drivers and trick-or-treaters to be especially careful on Monday.