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Health Tip: Pay Attention on Halloween

Safety tips for walking trick-or-treaters

(HealthDay News) -- While your kids are walking around in costume on Halloween, they should be paying attention to their surroundings and avoiding cellphone use.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons suggests:

  • Avoid headphones, or at least lower the volume so you can still hear nearby cars and pedestrians.
  • Step out of the flow of pedestrian traffic if you need to talk to someone or answer a phone call.
  • Stay alert in parking lots and near streets, particularly when it's dark.
  • Cross the street carefully, and only at a crosswalk.
  • Pay careful attention as you step off a curb, walk through an intersection or approach stairs.
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