OCTOBER 23, 2013- With Halloween rapidly approaching, safety experts are raising awareness to keep your kids out of harms way.
The countdown is on to the spookiest night of the year...Local experts want you to think safety first this Halloween.
Patty Puline of Safe Kids Erie says to be conscientious of your child's costume.
Face paint is safer than a mask, bright colors are easier to see and flame retardant costumes are the right way to go...
She also says avoid costumes that could cause your children to trip and fall.
Doctor Wayne Jones, Saint Vincent Hospital Director of Emergency Medicine, urges parents to examine candy.
He says no issues have been reported in past years, but parents should inspect candy before it is eaten.
Puline says trick or treat-ers should stay in groups, always walk on sidewalks and carry glow sticks so drivers can see them.
As for parents, experts say always keep your eyes on your child.
Experts say if you are driving in neighborhoods with several children trick or treating, drive ten to fifteen miles below the speed limit.
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