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Published October 29, 2010, 04:25 PM

Keeping Trick-Or-Treating Safe

Kids are four times more likely to get into an accident on Halloween than any other holiday.

Kids are four times more likely to get into an accident on Halloween than any other holiday. Grand Forks Police and Safe Kids Grand Forks are working to keep kids safe this year.

On the night of Halloween making your kids more visible will help keep them safe..

"Some Halloween safety tips obviously if the kids are out trick-or-treating the kids should stay in groups, never let a kid go out by themselves. They should have some type of reflective clothing or reflective bag," Lavonne Nelson with the Grand Forks Police Department said.

To be seen at night, trick or treaters should have a glow stick, a reflective candy bag, or a reflective zipper pull. That way your little goblin will be more visible crossing the street.

"For the most part we do have extra units out on our streets helping to keep our kids safe. I know the university is doing somethings on campus to help with intersections so kids are not crossing unattended," Nelson said.

Carma Hanson with Safe Kids Grand Forks says wearing a mask can sometimes obstruct vision. She recommends face paint.

"Another option is using some sort of face paint that they still can get the look of a mask, but they are not obstructing their vision," Hanson said.

Hanson says parents should also always inspect candy before letting their children eat it, even though there's usually nothing to worry about.

"There is all these rumors and myths about there being sharp objects in candy or candy that has been tampered with and the reality is that it is not happening around the country," Hanson said.

Safe Kids will be handing out reflective bags and zipper pulls at the UND football and hockey games this weekend. There is also indoor trick or treating going on at the grand cities mall on Sunday that runs from 4 to 6 pm.

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