Halloween Safety Tips

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Excitement is building in many homes for Halloween!

If you’ll be taking your kids trick or treating, there are a few safety rules police want you to keep in mind. First of all dress for the weather.  

If your child’s costume is a dark color, add some reflective tape or use glow sticks.  

And be mindful of traffic. A study finds children between the ages of 4 to 8 face a greater risk of being killed by a car on Halloween night.

“Big thing for kids is crossing at the corner. We don’t want kids darting between parked cars out into the street,” Sioux Falls Public Information Officer Sam Clemens said. 

Drivers also need to slow down and watch for children who may be more excited about getting to the next house than looking for cars. 

Research shows the most dangerous time is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
 

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