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Police offer Halloween safety tips

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Gazette staff
October 27, 2011

Area law enforcement agencies offer these safety tips for trick-or-treaters:


-- Trick-or-treat while itís still light outside.


-- Never enter the home or vehicle of a person offering candy.


-- Donít eat any treats until they can be inspected at home.


-- After dark, carry a flashlight and wear a light-colored costume or a costume marked with reflective tape.


They offer this advice for parents:


-- Make sure young children are accompanied by a responsible adult.


-- Children old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves should have a cellphone and a curfew.


-- Dress children in costumes made of flame retardant material. For homemade costumes, use a fire retardant spray or fabric that has been treated with fire retardant.


-- Drive slowly and cautiously. Trick-or-treaters might run into the road, so be ready to stop suddenly.



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