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Posted on: October 21, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters


A little bit of safety can go a long way in helping trick-or-treaters stay safe this Halloween:

Costumes should be bright and reflective – you may want to also consider adding reflective tape or striping to your child’s trick-or treat bag to make them more visible at night.

Make sure costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.

Use a flashlight to help you see where you’re going – it also helps motorists see you.

Remind children to stay on the sidewalk - don’t cut across yards. Decorations, lawn ornaments, and landscaping can become “hidden hazards” in the dark.

And of course, use extra caution crossing streets.

If you don't have little ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating, but are giving away goodies, make sure to remove any tripping hazards from your porch and walkway. And be aware that hay bales, cornstalks, and paper decorations are flammable, so keep these items away from all open flames and heat sources, including candles, lights, and heaters.

Be safe!

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