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Halloween Safety Tips

Oct. 31, 2012

La Crosse police encourage parents to review these safety tips with their children for a safe Halloween.

--Households that welcome trick-or-treaters should keep outdoor lights on from 4 to 8 p.m. today.

--Children should be accompanied by a parent or older, responsible person.

--Examine treats before eating.

--People are encouraged to give out only wrapped or packaged candy.

--Wear light-colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping; add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costumes for better visibility.

--Stay within the neighborhood and visit homes you know.

--Watch for traffic.

--Drivers should watch for children.

--Children should carry a flashlight.

--Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.

Source: (c)2012 the La Crosse Tribune (La Crosse, Wis.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.

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