Halloween dangers prompts safety warnings for trick or treaters

31 October, 2017, 01:08 | Author: Dustin Murphy
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Make sure kids have comfortable shoes.

"When they drive through the neighborhoods take that extra time, drive slowly, stay off the phone and keep an eye out for the youngsters trick or treating tomorrow".

Safe Kids Shawnee County also recommends adult supervision for kids up to 12 years old.

- Stay visible as it starts getting dark - about 7 p.m. Carry flashlights or put reflective tape or stickers on candy bags.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit and killed by a auto on Halloween.

♦ Make sure the child's costume is not flammable - show your child how to roll on the ground, if the costume catches fire.


Sheriff Whittington said, "Parents can go to our website at http://www.bossiersheriff.com/sex-offenders and conduct a search to see where sex offenders reside in their neighborhood or the area where the children will be trick-or-treating".

And for the handfuls of candy your kids are about to come home with, "Absolutely sort through it, check it out anything that's been opened don't eat it".

MacDonald also advises trick-or-treaters to wait until they get home before they feast on their candy, adding it's important to have it inspected by an adult. "For residents passing out candy, be sure and leave your porch light on and remove obstacles from your sidewalks, porches or front yards that could cause children to trip and fall". We're told some will even be doubling the number of officers to ensure that everyone has a fun time.

Teresa Taylor with Safe Kids Shawnee County said on Halloween kids are twice more likely to be hit and killed by a auto than any other time of year. "Assume that there are going to be children out". Troopers are also asking residents to drive with headlights on.

If kids turn in 25 pieces of candy they can trade those in for a toy and all the candy collected will then be sent to our troops overseas to give them a little taste of home.

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