AUDIO: Halloween safety tips

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Oct 31, 2013 at 7:21 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) Halloween is a fun night for the kids, but it can also be a dangerous night if certain precautions aren't taken. 

Erin Petersen with the Minnesota Safety Council says children are, "more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year."

She says plan costumes that are bight and visible, fit well, put reflective tape on constumes and trick or treat bags and carry flashlights. She says, "these are some very important things to be thinking about."

Petersen says 5:30 to 9:30 are the popular trick or treating hours when kids "move in unpredictable ways." She says drivers need to enter and exit driveways cautiously, put down mobile devices, keep your concentration on the road and anticipate heavy amounts of pedestrian traffic. 

Petersen says Halloween can be a dangerous night for kids

Petersen says before sending the kids out, make sure they can be easily seen

Petersen says drivers need to be extra cautious too

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