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Posted on: October 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Are you prepared to have a SAFE Halloween?

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Children Safety

Halloween is a fun day to dress up and collect candy. For parents, it can be scary. Keep your kids safe this Halloween with these tips.

 Provide flashlights for everyone trick or treating.  PUT NEW BATTERIES IN YOUR FLASHLIGHTS

Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street.

To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween Safety Tips, including do's and don'ts:

•A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds

•If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you

•Agree on a specific time children should return home

•Teach your children to never enter a stranger's home or car

•Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends

•Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home

•All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant

•Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision

•If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks

•When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first

•Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation

Safety Tips for Motorists

•Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs

•Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully

•At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing

•Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

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