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Trick or treating safety tips with La. State Police

2 years 1 month 1 week ago October 28, 2014 Oct 28, 2014 Tuesday, October 28 2014 October 28, 2014 8:19 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rebecca Buchanan, Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Costumes and candy make Halloween fun, but it can also be a dangerous holiday.

Children are four times more likely to be involved in deadly pedestrian accidents on Halloween than any other holiday. 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan visited Halloween Express this morning with tips from Louisiana State Police that will keep your kids safe.

"If you don't feel safe taking your kids trick or treating in neighborhoods you don't know well, there are other safe alternatives out there," Trooper Jared Sandifer explains. "A lot of churches around the area are going to have parties and trick or treating for the kids and there also parades on Saturday."

State Police are also hosting their Public Safety Day on Saturday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend, wear their Halloween costume and learn more about what police do.

Here are some quick safety tips to keep in mind as you celebrate Halloween:
1) Wear bright-colored costumes
2) Should be flame-resistant
3) Use make-up instead of a mask
4) Carry a flashlight
5) Only trick or treat in safe locations

Click on the video for more tips on how to be safe this Halloween.

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