Razor Blades in Apples? What's Worth Worrying About On Halloween

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Lisa Milbrand on Oct 21, 2011 at 4:40PM

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Worry About: Trick-or-Treat Traffic

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a Lisa Milbrand on Oct 15, 2010 at 4:29PM

Combine darkness, eager trick-or-treaters and cars, and you have a recipe for something tragic. In fact, kids are twice as likely to get hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year, says Safe Kids USA.

What to do: Make your kids as visible as possible to passing motorists by attaching reflective tape or other glow-in-the-dark elements to their costumes, and hand out flashlights. Be sure that kids are well-supervised by adults when they hit the town -- especially if they’re young and new to crossing the street. And make sure there’s as little street crossing as possible on their itinerary.

And if you’re driving on Halloween night, slow down and watch the road carefully, especially in residential neighborhoods.

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