Halloween Safety Tips

Here are some friendly reminders and safety tips for parents, children and motorists who are out on Halloween.

Parents:

  • Know the route your child is taking and map it out with them ahead of time.
  • Ensure your child is accompanied by an adult or trusted group.
  • Set a time for your child to return home.
  • Explain the difference between tricks and vandalism.
  • Ensure your child's costume is safe and that they are able to see and hear clearly.
  • Carefully check your child's candy when they return home and discard candy that is out of its original packaging or appears to have been tampered with.

Children:

  • Do not talk to strangers and never enter anyone's home or vehicle.
  • Look all ways before crossing the street and assist younger children to cross safely. 
  • Wear reflective or bright-coloured material.
  • Avoid eating candy until it has been checked by a parent.
  • If wearing a mask, remove it from your face while walking.
  • For older kids, update your parents of your plans and keep them informed if plans change.
  • For younger kids, make sure you stay within a safe distance of your parent, home, or group.

Motorists:

  • Be alert and watch for children crossing at non designated locations and in areas of parked vehicles.
  • Follow the rules of the road - stop fully at signals and crosswalks and adhere to posted speed limits. 
  • Check mirrors and surrounding area before reversing from driveways.  
  • Drive only when sober.

 

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