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Legislator Tom Muratore – “Be Safe this Halloween”

Legislator Tom Muratore wants everybody to have a fun and safe Halloween! Before trick-or-treating, please carefully read and discuss these safety tips with your children (courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control).

S     Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A     Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

    Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E     Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

    Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.

A     Always test make-up in a small area first to rule out allergies. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

    Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

L     Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O        Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W    Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

    Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.

E     Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers.

N     Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

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