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Posted: Thursday, 31 October 2013 6:20AM

Halloween Safety



MANKATO (TEC News), October 31 – The city of Mankato and surrounding communities are asked to be aware of children out and about trick-or-treating tonight. Police officials urge kids to not eat candy until an adult can make sure it wasn’t tampered with.

(Information provided by the Mankato Department of Public Safety)

BEFORE TRICK-OR-TREATING

  • Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk, see and be seen.
  • Be sure your costume is short enough to avoid tripping.
  • Use reflective tape on your costume so people driving cars can see you.
  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Try to use makeup rather than a mask.
  • If you wear a mask, take it off before crossing a street.
  • Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time, picking streets that are well lighted.
  • Tell your family on which streets you will be trick-or-treating.
  • Have a parent, older brother or sister go with you.
  • If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat with a group of children.
  • If possible, trick-or-treat while it is still light outside.
  • Cross only at corners. Never cross the street between parked cars or in the middle of the block.
  • Walk on well-lit streets and stay on the sidewalk.
  • If there is no sidewalk, stay as far left of the roadway as possible and walk facing traffic.
  • Wait until you get home to sort, check, and eat your treats.

AFTER TRICK-OR-TREATING

  • Throw away any candy or food that is not wrapped and sealed by a candy or food company.
  • Notify your parents and the police if there are any suspicious treats - treats meant to harm you.

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