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      Halloween safety tips as you get ready for Trick or Treat

      <p>Lots of 'small things' can make Trick or Treating safer-like take more than one cell phone, in case the battery dies. </p>

      With Halloween coming up, we asked Onondaga County Sheriff's Deputy Herb Wiggins for some safety tips. Here's what he told us, on Sunday morning's Weekend Today in Central New York:

      ~Make sure costumes are visible. Include reflective tape, or a reflective vest for visibility while walking.


      ~Carry flashlights with fully charged batteries, and make sure the kids flash the beam side to side for more visibility (the light's for more than looking at the candy stash!)


      ~Children should go out in groups for maximum safety

      ~Each group should have moe than one cell phone, in case a battery runs low

      ~If you're out driving, pay special attention. Come to full stops and look (even at the signs you usually glide through)

      Remember trick or treaters are probably not paying attention to you.

      ~Adults should check ALL candy and treats, and if there's anything suspicious, throw it out to be safe.


      HAVE FUN! and you can do it safely!

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