WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Halloween is a time for kids to dress up and collect candy, but doctors said it can also be one of the most dangerous holidays for children.
Doctor Timothy Snyder said more children are hit by cars on Halloween than any other night of the year.
He said it's important for kids to wear bright colored costumes. If your child's costume is a darker color, he said you can put reflective tape on it.
According to Snyder, it's also important for parents to watch what their kids are collecting for treats.
"In the old days, someone might make a popcorn ball or something like that," said Snyder. "These days, it's best to only eat candy that comes from the store and is wrapped."
Snyder, whose costume is "Doctor Batman," said parents should always supervise their children while trick-or-treating, and only go to homes that are well lit.
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