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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween is a time when children dress up and roam the neighborhoods in search of some of their favorite candy. Dr. Edward Hill goes over some Halloween safety tips in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful.

The National Safety Council gives these tips for motorists on Halloween:

Watch for children darting out from between parked cars.

Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs.

Enter and exit driveways carefully, and

At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.

Before children begin trick-or-treating, parents should do the following:

Make sure an adult will be supervising the outing.

Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow.

Instruct your children to travel only in familiar areas.

Teach your children to stop only at houses that are well-lit and never to enter a strangers home.

Be sure walking areas and steps at your home are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls.

Tell your youngsters not to eat any treats until they return home.

Many children and parents prefer Halloween parties to trick or treating.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.