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Safety Tips For Children On Halloween

by: Stephanie Lum

HONOLULU (KHNL) - You've probably noticed homes are decked out with decorations, and excitement is in the air as we get ready to celebrate Halloween!

It's also a time to make sure everyone returns home safe from trick-or-treating.

Before kids hit the streets, some students from Cole Academy in Honolulu got an important lesson in traffic light safety from State Farm Insurance.

"Does anyone know what yellow means on the traffic light?", asked Wayne Midro.

"Slow down," the preschoolers shouted.

"We thought it is the perfect timing for the State Farm traffic presentation for the keiki." Midro said.

"We want the kids to be safe and have a fun time as well."

With more children on the streets, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control says kids are four times more likely to get hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day.

Safety experts say parents should select costumes that are clearly visible, make sure your child has a glow stick or flashlight, and follow the old saying: "look both ways before crossing the street".

When your kids do come home safe and sound from a night full of trick-or-treating, one more thing you can do is check their candy, and throw away any treat that is unwrapped or shows signs of tampering.

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