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Published October 31, 2010, 08:11 PM

Parents, drivers warned about Halloween safety

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boo! The Minnesota Safety Council says Halloween can be scary without being dangerous.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boo! The Minnesota Safety Council says Halloween can be scary without being dangerous.

The St. Paul-based nonprofit says the leading causes of injury for kids at Halloween are pedestrian-related. It advises parents to make their trick-or-treaters more visible to drivers by attaching retro-reflective tape, fabric or decorative patches to costumes. It's also not a bad idea to give the kids flashlights to carry.

Motorists should slow down in residential areas, closely obey all traffic signs and signals and particularly keep an eye out for kids. Adults or older siblings should accompany all trick-or-treaters under the age of 12.

More Halloween safety tips can be found at the website of the Minnesota Safety Council.

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