Halloween Safety Tips
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As every Halloween approaches each year, a parent can't help but be concerned about the safety and well being of their children.
The Automobile Club of Southern California (AAA) recommends the following tips for a safe Halloween:
Try to Trick-or-Treat when there is still light outside.
Wear a costume that makes it easier for you to walk, see and be seen.
If you must go at night, make sure that your costume is light in color.
Carry a flashlight with you, so you can see and be seen easily.
Use reflective tape on your costume to be seen easily.
A mask may keep you from seeing well. Take off your mask before crossing the street.
Use makeup instead of a mask.
Ask your parents, older brother or sister to Trick-or-Treat with you.
If someone older cannot go with you, Trick-or-Treat with a group.
Plan your Trick-or-Treat route ahead of time. Pick well-lighted streets.
Cross only at corners. Never cross between parked cars or mid-block.
Tell your family on which streets you will be Trick-or-Treating.
If there are no sidewalks, always walk facing traffic.
Wait until you get home to sort, check and eat your treats.