The Indiana Department of Transportation urges drivers to watch for trick-or-treaters this Saturday evening, Oct. 31, as rain forecast for much of the Midwest will reduce visibility. Watch for abnormal traffic patterns as drivers turn to visit friends and family, or stop to allow pedestrians to cross. Homeowners should make sure to keep walkways clear of obstacles and well lit. Keep lit candles and other luminaries away from areas where children will be. Many communities, schools and churches offer children safe alternatives to trick-or-treating designed to keep children safely within parents’ view. Some hospitals and schools allow children to trick or treat by going from room to room, virtually eliminating the dangers associated with being out walking on the street after dark.