Halloween safety tips

October 30, 2014   ·   0 Comments

What’s intended to be a fun and exciting day can quickly turn into tragedy unless everyone puts safety first. Here are some practical reminders for drivers, trick or treaters and parents:
• Do not text or talk on a cell phone while driving
• Drive very slowly especially in residential areas
• Expect that children may suddenly run out from driveways or from behind parked vehicles
• Avoid driving during trick or treating hours
• Be extra careful in driveways and parking lots as well – double check before putting the vehicle in motion whether backing up or driving forwards.
• Remember that children with masks on may have a restricted field of vision.
Trick or Treaters and Parents:
• Approach each home using the buddy system
• Do not go inside any homes
• Approach only clearly visible and unobstructed front doors of homes
• If wearing a mask, remove the mask when walking from house to house or crossing the street
• Make sure costumes and shoes fit well and aren’t a tripping hazard
o Be extra careful if you are wearing dark colour costume. Bright colours are easier to see. Consider carrying a bright coloured or white bag.
• Take along a flashlight
• Any children under 12 should be accompanied by a parent
• Don’t eat anything until it was inspected and approved by a parent
• Use the sidewalks, not the roadways.
• Travel in groups of three or more



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