Being Careful This Halloween

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- When you go trick-or-treating, remember to look both ways before crossing the street.

"It's our most favorite holiday by far," said Julie Campbell.

But Thursday night, she'll be holding her daughter's hand tighter than ever.

"It's very dangerous, the traffic sometimes can be a little intense so we try to keep her really close by," said Campbell.

She said she also makes sure she is visible to all traffic.

"We usually use flashlights, the little glow sticks, the little glow bracelets and necklaces," said Campbell.

Wanda Willis is with the Safe Kids Coalition and recommends kids use reflective clothing and avoid black.

"So if you have a witches costume, make sure on that witches costume or that black cat costume, that you have something that headlights can pick up and see," said Willis.

According to the Safe Kids Worldwide organization, kids are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other night.

"You have to be slow, you have to be careful in the zone the kids are going to be," said Willis.

She also recommends picking a designated driver if you're going to drink.

Campbell plans to do everything she can to keep her daughter safe.

"I just think is very unsafe to let them go on their own," said Campbell.

Campbell also plans to check her daughter's candy when she gets home.

We checked in with RMH and Augusta Health, but they are not doing x-rays to candy this year.


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