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Halloween Safety Tips

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Tonight before you send the kids out trick-or-treating, here are a few things to keep in mind for a safe Halloween.

Children should avoid going out trick-or-treating alone, according to the CDC. Loose-fitting clothing or masks can be dangerous as they can cause tripping and vision obstruction.

Kids who wear bright clothing or reflective tape are more visible in the dark.  Carry flashlights and walk on the sidewalk.

Parents - check the candy before allowing the kids to eat it. And if you’re expecting trick-or-treaters at your house, you can prepare by moving things kids could trip on away from walkways.

If you are out and about in a car, take extra caution to avoid the ghouls, goblins, witches and zombies roaming the streets.