Tips to Stay Safe This Halloween

7:52 AM, Oct 29, 2013   |    comments
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Halloween is right around the corner, meaning little ghouls, goblins and princesses will be out and about.

Trick or treater's will fill the streets on their door to door search for treats.

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Although this may be a fun time to celebrate, it is important to remember that safety comes first.

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are trick or treating this year.

For Parents, remember that adult supervision is needed for children under 10. Watch out for cars not only on the street, but while crossing driveways. Make sure to walk on sidewalks or paths that are well-lit.

Remember proper street-crossing techniques, that includes looking both ways and watching as you cross. And only go to homes that have the porch light on. That's the sign that trick or treaters are welcome.

For drivers, be especially alert for trick or treaters. Drive slow in residential areas, and keep your headlights on so children can easily be seen and they can see you.

Another tip for trick or treating safety is remembering the "safety in numbers" rule, and for children who are old enough, costume choice is important as well. Be sure to wear costumes that are light enough to be seen. Also, knives, guns and other harmful props should not be used as "costume props".

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