Published: Oct 29, 2013 8:39 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fl. - Halloween is right around the corner and hopefully you have the perfect costume picked out.  If trick or treating is on your agenda, Fort Myers Police officers want to make sure you're staying safe.

They're reminding drivers to slow down and be on the lookout for kids going door to door.  Parents, make sure you have a route already planned for you and your kids.  Local stores have other safety items on their shelves.

"Children should be well-lit while they're walking around of course glow sticks on the bags or the hips.... definitely walking around with your parents or with a friend," says Stephen LaRosa with the Halloween Megastore on Cleveland Avenue.

You should also check the candy you get trick or treating and remember to not eat anything that's unwrapped.