Halloween Safety Tricks

  [caption id="attachment_1024" align="alignnone" width="633"] Image taken from http://www.docstoc.com/[/caption] Wahoo.  Halloween night is here.  Great advice about having fun and being safe for any concerned parent.  Have some spooktacular fun and bee safe!!!  We found these tips in LA Daily News By Kelly Goff, Los Angeles Daily News "Halloween can be a scary night for children and parents alike. But police in the San Fernando Valley say grown-ups can take a few extra precautions to ensure the screams are due to intrigue, not injury. “Children will be enjoying new experiences that are fun but distracting,” said Detective William Bustos of the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division. “They will be wearing costumes made of unfamiliar material, crossing dark streets and walking to the front door of a stranger’s home to ask for candy.” Kids are two times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than on any other night of the year, he warned. Last Halloween, there were 17 collisions on San Fernando Valley streets between 5 p.m. and midnight. “While the number of children killed in traffic collisions on Halloween is fortunately small, traffic is a danger to children every day of the year,” Bustos said. But police say parents can ensure their little ghosts and ghouls stay safe by setting the tone of the night: Always escort children along a trick-or-treating route familiar to them, and keep a flashlight in hand so costumes are visible to drivers. Some other tips: • Set a specific time for children to trick-or-treat. • Instruct kids never to enter any home. • Walk on sidewalks and not in the street. • Inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. • Throw away anything that appears improperly sealed or spoiled. • Never take shortcuts, especially through alleys. • Don’t carry toy guns or swords that may be confused with real weapons. Bustos also advises drivers to be extra cautious, as roadways are often rife with pedestrians on that spooky night. " [caption id="attachment_1018" align="alignnone" width="240"] Image taken from www.laddsevilacres.com -[/caption]      
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