Some Halloween safety tips to make the special day safer for your kids

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There is no doubt that Halloween is a major holiday on many people's calendars, especially for children who often love the opportunity to dress up and hunt for candy and other treats. 

But there are dangers that you need to be concerned about.

For instance, the same time that children are heading out for candy, neighbors might be driving home from work and not thinking about children who could be out and about and on the road. 

Make sure costumes have reflective tape or are bright enough to be seen, and stay with kids especially if they are young and need parental support. 

Finally, check out the candy and treats when the kids come home to make certain they're all safe.