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Tips to keep you safe on Halloween

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls will be out on Monday night in celebration of the spooky holiday.

Trick-or-treating on Halloween is a much anticipated event for many children but a night of fun could turn dangerous with one wrong move.

More than twice as many children are killed in pedestrian and vehicle incidents on Halloween between the time of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. compared to the same time on any other day of the year, according to Safe Kids Worldwide.

South Bend Police released a list of safety tips prior to the holiday. The official time for trick-or-treating in South Bend is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Police ask that both drivers and trick-or-treaters be extra cautious as they are driving and crossing streets to make sure everyone stays safe.

Parents should set a time limit for how long children will be out as well as designate a specific route so parents know where children will be.

Costumes should be able to be seen after dark and not impair vision especially when crossing streets.

Parents should stress to children not to go into stranger's homes but to always wait on the porch.

For homeowners, alert trick-or-treaters by leaving the lights on and make sure pets are put away.

For a list of trick-or-treat throughout Michiana, click here.

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