Watch out – ghosts and ghouls about!

RACQ has warned drivers to be on alert for children trick or treating on the streets this Saturday night for Halloween.

Club spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said motorists needed to stay vigilant, slow down and be prepared to stop suddenly.

“We may see fewer people trick or treating this year due to COVID-19, but we still want drivers to be on the lookout for any little vampires, superheros and witches who may be hunting for lollies this weekend,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Kids don’t have the road safety awareness we have as adults, so there’s a chance they might not be paying attention to what they’re doing and run into the path of an oncoming vehicle.”

Ms Ritchie urged parents to accompany their children and follow the road rules when they went out.

“Make sure you and your child can be seen by motorists, consider going while it’s still light out so you’re more visible, walk on footpaths never on the road, and only cross when it’s safe to do so,” she said.

“If you’ve got little ones make sure you’re holding onto their hands near the road and check for cars coming out of driveways. We want everyone to be safe this Halloween.”