Published: Oct 30, 2012 10:23 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 30, 2012 10:37 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) - Families in South Florida are being told to carry a flashlight and walk on the sidewalk during Halloween.
    
Those are among the few safety tips being offered by representatives from the Miami-Dade County Injury Prevention Coalition and Florida Poison Information Center, which is based at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
    
They are sharing their tips on Tuesday during a Halloween-themed news conference. Other precautions include: choose costumes that are bright or reflective, or carry a flashlight or glow stick; never trick-or-treat alone; parents should inspect all candy carefully and dispose of anything that has an open wrapper.
    
Jackson's Injury Prevention Coordinator, Cindy Magnole, will share statistics that show that more children are hit by cars on Halloween than at any other time of year.

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