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Police say pedestrian accidents are the most common injuries to children on Halloween. Local police departments are offering tips to keep kids safe while trick-or-treating:
• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
• If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return.
• Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
• Stay in a group and communicate where you are going.
• Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
• Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
• Stay on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
• Never cut across yards or use alleys.
• Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing trick-or-treaters.
• Do not cross the street between parked cars or out driveways.
Police say to notify law enforcement if you see any suspicious activity.
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