Halloween Safety Tips

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Many folks haven't heard those words yet, but come Monday evening, little tikes will come to their door dressed up for the Halloween. Dothan police have a few warnings for parents and their kids.

"We encourage parents to go with children if you can, and if you can we encourage you to go in groups. Certainly we want you to watch for traffic, we don't want kids to jump in the street and get hit by a car and we're going to have the extra manpower to make sure of that. Also please heed to our recommended suggestions and go to houses that have the porch lights on.”

And with the end of Daylight Saving Time falling on Sunday before Halloween, the early darkness could pose a problem.

"We would ask that you wear light colored costumes and costumes with reflective value if possible."

The projected sale of Halloween candy is expected to be up 10 percent this year, which means more chances for people to try and do harm to kids trying to have fun. To avoid this, police say parents should inspect candy before it’s eaten by kids, and look for wrappers that look like they may have been unwrapped.

Experts also encourage youngsters to opt for face paint if they can, instead of masks or hoods that could hinder their view.

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