Keeping kids safe: See what an unsafe kids Halloween costume looks like compared to a safe one

MILWAUKEE -- Halloween is a fun time for kids and families -- but it comes with safety risks. Katie Horrigan with Children's Hospital of Wisconsin joins Real Milwaukee with some tips on keeping your witches, ghosts and goblins safe.

Pedestrian safety:
• Make sure drivers can see costumes in the dark. It's a startling fact that children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other day of the year. Be original with a glow-in-the-dark costume or a reflective trick-or-treat bag. Children should use a flashlight or glow stick when walking at night.
• Remind kids to and intersections, stop at street corners, look left, right and cross streets at crosswalks left again before crossing. They should not cross between parked cars or step into the street without looking to see if a vehicle is coming.
Adult supervision:
• Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
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