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Halloween Safety Tips

With little ghosts and goblins heading out into the night for tricks and treats, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is offering some safety tips to keep everyone safe this Halloween.

Here are some guidelines for demonstrating safe pedestrian behavior as children walk through neighborhoods today and tonight.

– Adults should accompany children, carry a flashlight and cross streets only at intersections, walking within crosswalks whenever possible;

– Parents and children should look both ways when crossing streets and driveways, and walk in well-lit areas;

– Trick-or-treaters are urged to wear bright, flame-retardant costumes, or use reflective tape on clothes and treat bags so drivers can see them. Also, remove masks that limit vision before crossing streets.

“Halloween is a perfect time to teach pedestrian safety because parents and children will be walking together,” said LADOT General Manager Jaime de la Vega.

Copyright © 2011 City News Service

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