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Halloween Safety Tips

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As parents put the final touches on their children's costumes, the Wausau Police Department is sharing some tips for a safe night of trick-or-treating.

Police say being visible is key. Apply reflective pieces of LED lights to the back of dark costumes.

They advise, only trick-or-treat in neighborhoods you are familiar with and know the neighbors.

Try to stay on the sidewalk. Police say, if you must walk in the road, the left side of the roadway is for pedestrians.

But the biggest tip is for drivers.

"Be aware. Be contentious about what's going on around you and be aware that there's going to be a lot of people around and a lot of children around," said Lt. Nathan Pekarske, "Be cautious about the extra pedestrian traffic that's going to be mingling about the city on Halloween."

Police also say parents should check the candy at the end of the night and make sure there are no choking hazards for young children.

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