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KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE TONIGHT!

COSTUME SAFETY

>All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant

>Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision

>If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks

>When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first

>Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation


DURING TRICK-OR-TREATING

>A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds

>If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you

>Agree on a specific time children should return home

>Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car

>Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friendsTell your children not to eat any treats until they return home

>Children and adults are reminded to put phones down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street


SAFETY TIPS FOR DRIVERS

>Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbsEnter and exit driveways and alleys carefully

>At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing

>Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

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