Trick-or-treaters take to Rockville neighborhoods on Monday, Oct. 31.
There are no set hours for trick-or-treating. The Rockville City Police Department urges drivers to be aware of extra pedestrians in neighborhoods. Homeowners should clear yards and sidewalks of obstacles, keep homes well-lit inside and out, and report any suspicious activity to police. City police offer these additional tips:
Kids should walk in groups and young children should be accompanied by an adult.
Set a safe walking route and a time for children to be home.
Costumes should be flame retardant and short enough to prevent trips and falls.
Carry flashlights or glow sticks and affix reflective strips to costumes and bags.
Remind children not to eat treats until they get home. Check all treats and throw out anything that is not factory-sealed.