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Halloween safety tips from the Spokane Police Department

SPOKANE, Wash. - 22728132

With Halloween just hours away, the Spokane Police Department is sharing tips to keep kids safe while trick or treating.

Lt. Dean Sprague with the Spokane Police Department said kids should put reflector tape on their costumes and use flash lights to make them easily visible to cars.

 According to AAA, Halloween is one of the deadliest nights of the week for pedestrians; with the majority of fatalities happening between 4 p.m and midnight.

 "Spokane is fortunate. We haven't had a lot of those problems but the potential is always there," said Lt. Sprague.

"The younger the kid the more we encourage direct view supervision as opposed to dropping them off at one end of the block, waiting in your warm car," he added.

The Spokane Police Department will be handing out candy from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the its downtown precinct at 721 W. Riverside, River Park Square and Northtown Mall.