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Posted on: October 1, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Safety Tips

Hey kids! Check out these Halloween safety tips with your parents and have a fun and safe Halloween!

My costume fits:
Baggy sleeves or billowy capes and skirts can trip you up and catch fire if they brush against jack-o-lanterns or candle flames.

My shoes fit:
Big, floppy shoes (clown shoes, adult shoes)—that are hard to walk in may make you fall.

My costume props are flexible:
Costume props can hurt you badly if you fall. Make sure swords, knives, etc. are made of flexible plastic or rubber.

The eyeholes in my mask are wide enough:
Make sure your mask fits properly and the eye holes allow you to see fully. Don't wear a mask that is too loose; it can slip and block your vision. Even better, paint your face instead of wearing a mask.

Drivers can see my costume in the dark:
Be original with a glow-in-the-dark costume: Jazz up your costume by attaching some retro reflective tape and stickers.

Trick-or-treating in a group:
Don't go it alone while trick-or-treating. Kids, if you're under age 13, make sure you go with an adult. Older kids should always go with buddies.

Cross streets at crosswalks and intersections:
Stop at street corners. Look left, right and left again before crossing and don't cross between parked cars! Remember, never step into the street without looking to see if a vehicle is coming.

Make sure my parents check my treats before I eat them:
Pick only wrapped candy when you trick-or-treat. Ask your parents to check all treats to make sure they are safe

Motorist are reminded to slow down in residential neighborhood, obey all traffic control signs, and enter/exit driveways carefully.

By following these simple safety rules, Halloween night can be a real treat for the whole family.

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