Parents In Topeka Preach Fun, Halloween Safety

TOPEKA, KAN (WIBW)-Halloween night had children racing door to door throughout northeast Kansas.

Although the night is reserved for frightful fun, statistics show that traffic danger involving children doubles on Halloween.

Kids in Topeka filled their buckets with sugary goodies as they took part in tonight's Halloween festivities.

From ninja zombies to spider princesses the kids showed off their costumes while their parents made sure they were also safe. Even with all the excitement and festivities surrounding halloween, parents still are taking proper precautions for their children.
One Topeka parent, Suzie Pasley said, "I try to make sure we don't have to use a mask so they can see, we travel in the same neighborhood so we know everyone and we try to wear bright colors.

While the Halloween tradition of trekking through neighborhoods in search of tasty treats has remained the same, parents agreed that times have changed over the years.

Staci Williams of Topeka said, "You see alot more parents with their kids now, and people nowadays are alot more cautious.

Safe Kids Shawnee County, program of Community Action Inc. posts a list of safe tips for children out and about in the streets that are pertinent for any time of year. You can find that by visiting www.safekids.org


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