Safety tips on how to have a howling good time this Halloween

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Kids get excited to put on their ghoulish get-ups, but before they do parents should check to make sure the costume is flame retardant and does not have extra material that could catch on fire.

Hitting the crowded streets can become overwhelming and if your child gets lost authorities have advice to help the search process, "Having a picture of what your kid looks like is very helpful when we're looking for kids in large crowds," Mike Page, Grand Junction Fire Department.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, kids are four times more likely to get hit by a car on Halloween than on any other day during the year.

Officials suggest carrying a flashlight or glow stick so cars can spot you better.

If a child is heading out to trick-or-treat for their first time without parents, setting a route that avoids any major intersections will keep them out of harms way.

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