4 Quick Halloween Safety Tips
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- No child should go trick-or-treating alone. Always accompany your younger children; older children can go in groups.
- Allow children to go trick-or-treating early but avoid the evening rush hour. It's harder for motorists to see clearly during twilight than at any other time of day.
- Give children specific neighborhood boundaries for trick-or-treating. Set a firm curfew for your children.
- Remind children to walk on sidewalks and be cautious when crossing streets.
- Tell children to only go to homes and neighbors they know and only to houses with lights on.
- Tell children to turn down all invitations to enter homes. Period.
- Tell children to avoid even normally friendly neighborhood dogs, who can be startled by kids they know who are dressed in unfamiliar costumes.
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