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Halloween Safety

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Trick or Treating is a rite of passage for millions of children every year.

It can be a spooky good time for all --IF-- you follow some basic rules of the road. Carl Azuz has your Halloween safety tips.

Halloween is a time when kids can be anything they want.

When Angel and Devil, "Hold your bag open!  Yeah!"...  Superman and even Superwoman come together-  with one common goal: "This is a really hard decision." "I love Halloween.  So much candy!"

Experts caution, though, all that fun can come to a halt if an injury were to occur.  

This is a time when you have to be most vigilant because safety hazards are everywhere.

So brush up on your 'street smarts' before heading out.

For children twelve and under, adults should be present at all times.  but, for everyone.

"The best advice I would give is plan, strategize your route."

In addition- flashlights help the children see and be seen.

Reflective tape and glow sticks also help drivers see trick-or-treaters.

And motorists need to pay extra attention, too.

A recent report found that more than twice as many child pedestrians are hit and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

"Teach kids to cross at crosswalks, not in between cars. If you take safety precautions, we won't have to see you here at the hospital."

And the night won't be so scary after all.

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