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City gives Halloween safety tips

Published 9:54pm Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The city of Suffolk is reminding parents about safety tips for trick-or-treating tonight.

Trick-or-treating ends at 8 p.m., and it is against the law for anyone over the age of 12 to trick-or-treat.

Tips to stay safe include:

  • A responsible adult carrying a flashlight should escort children.
  • Costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material.
  • Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
  • Masks should not be worn if they block vision.
  • Remind children to trick-or-treat only at homes with porch lights on and never to go inside a home.
  • Children should not eat treats until they get home and the treats are inspected.
  • Only allow children to eat unopened candy and treats in original wrappers.
  • Motorists, be patient and slow down. Remember that children will be excited and may forget to stop, look and listen before they cross the street.
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