How to stay safe on Halloween night

Children are up to four times as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

SAN ANTONIO - Children are up to four times as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.

It's an alarming stat from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But there's no reason you have to become a victim.

Roads will be slick, so watch where you walk.

Last year, 47 people died in crashes Halloween night.

Experts say it's smart to wear anything that glows in the dark while you're outside.

Add some reflective tape and use a flashlight and make sure you stay on sidewalks and use crosswalks.

It's also important to know whose door you're knocking on.

The Texas Department of Public Safety offers a user friendly website that allows you search for sex offenders in your area.

A quick search shows addresses, even photos of the convicted offenders.

The best advice is don't go inside someone's home if you don't know them.

If you're trick or treating, don't do it alone and never eat any unwrapped candy or food.

Bottom line, if you're going to be out tonight stick to areas you're familiar with and make sure people can see you. 

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