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Safety tips for Halloween

Halloween is one of the most dangerous holidays on the road.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2018 11:22 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Halloween may have crept up on you this year. The holiday means many kids will be out and about in our communities trick or treating.

There's a couple things both parents and drivers should keep in mind.

Like many parents, Anne Bureau does her best to look after her five kids. She wants to remind drivers to do their part too, by watching their speed and keeping their lights on.

"Watch out for kids darting across because no matter what, I still end up having a kid dart across the street," Bureau said.

The safety talk doesn't stop there. The sweet treats are a different story, and Bureau has a different take on stranger danger.

"We don't hardly know most of our neighborhood," Bureau said. "We know certainly a good handful, but obviously we're going door-to-door whoever has their lights on so we're taking candy from strangers. I teach my kids it's OK to talk to strangers, you just simply can't go anywhere with strangers. That's the biggest danger."

She said she still checks her kids' candy before they dig in.

It's also a good idea to help drivers see kids by having them wear reflective material or carry glow sticks.

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