Halloween safety tips
Oct 31, 2012 at 6:36 am in News by Ferne Wynnyk
It’s Halloween, and the little ones will be out in costume walking from door-to-door collecting candy.
The RCMP will be out in full force as well.
They have released some tips to keep everybody safe.
- Safety in numbers: Don’t go trick-or-treating alone, go with a parent or a friend.
- See and be seen: Wear reflective stripes or stickers and carry a flashlight.
- Stay in well lit areas: Don’t take shortcuts through dark or deserted areas, and only go to houses that are well lit.
- Stranger safety: Do not accept invitations into homes or vehicles from people you don’t know.
- Street safety: Use the sidewalks and cross the street at designated areas such as marked cross-walks.
- Candy, Candy, Candy: Never consume any of your goodies while trick-or-treating, make sure a parent or guardian checks your treats to ensure they are safe to eat.
- Safe areas: Stay in your own neighbourhood and know where the safe places are, such as a Block Parent, if you need help.
- Costume Safety: Wear make-up instead of a mask to allow for better visibility. Wear comfortable, weather appropriate shoes, and make sure your costume is not too long, to avoid a tripping hazard.
- Animal Safety: Don’t approach animals while in costumes, especially ones you don’t know.
The RCMP is also reminding motorists to be aware of higher pedestrian traffic.
October 31st, 2012