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.
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