Here are Halloween safety tips for safely using car seats, trick-or-treating – KCRA Sacramento

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If you’re planning to go out trick-or-treating with your children or driving through Northern California neighborhoods on Monday for Halloween, here are several safety tips to keep in mind.
Consumer Reports warns that puffy costumes can cause car seat harnesses to not fit correctly, which could be big problem in the event of a crash.
Emily Thomas, a car seat expert for Consumer reports, recommends that children change into their costumes are arriving for a party or other Halloween destination instead.
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According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit and killed by a car on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
Here is what you can do to minimize that threat.
Avoid masks that block vision and consider face painting instead.
Add reflective tape to costumes and bags, or give your children glow sticks or flashlights.
Make sure to walk on sidewalks, not the street. Try to avoid walking on lawns as well to avoid trip hazards.
Travel in groups and consider planning a safe route before heading out to avoid higher trafficked areas.
Always watch for children as you enter and exit driveways and alleys.
Make sure your headlights are on.
If you’re a new or inexperienced driver, safety experts say this is a night to avoid driving altogether.
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Make sure that candy packaging hasn’t been tampered with and is still sealed.
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