Trick-or-Treating Safety

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Here are some quick tips to follow when going trick-or-treating:

Safety for Trick-or-Treaters

Parent Safety during Halloween

Carry a Flashlight
Walk, don't run
Stay on Sidewalks
Obey traffic signals
Stay in familiar neighborshoods
Don't cut across yards or driveways
Wear a watch you can read in the dark
Make sure costumes don't drag on the ground
Shoes should fit (even if they don't go with your costume)
Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house
Walk on the left side of the road facing traffic
Approach only houses that are lit
Stay away from and don't pet animals you don't know
Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape

Make your child eat dinner before setting out
Children should carry quarters so they can call home
Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult
If you children go on their own, be sure they wear a watch
If you buy a costume, look for one made of flame-retardant material
Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home
You should know where they are going
Although tampering is rare, tell children to bring the cnady home to be inspected before consuming anything.
Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspect

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