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Halloween Safety Tips

Children will trick or treat hoping for buckets full of goodies but more important than the candy, is celebrating safely.
Children will trick or treat hoping for buckets full of goodies but more important than the candy, is celebrating safely.
The Louisiana State Police offer a few Halloween tips to keep everyone safe.
  • For drivers, officers recommend taking it slow in residential neighborhoods and planning a ride ahead of time if you're planning to consume alcohol.
  • For trick or treaters, officers recommend wearing reflective costumes, walk on sidewalks, never go into stranger's house, have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating and don't eat candy if it's already opened.
  • "Don't leave your children alone. If you're trick or treating go to houses you know the people and safe neighborhoods," said Louisiana State Trooper Albert Paxton.
  • This year, trick or treating will be observed in Monroe and West Monroe Thursday, which is Halloween.
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