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Children anxiously await the end of October, waiting for Halloween to come. This year, with the unpredictable weather we’ve had over the past few days, everyone, should take some extra precautions when trick or treating and if driving in residential areas during the peak of trick or treating.
Regardless of the weather, there are certain safety recommendations that should not go ignored when it comes to ensuring the safety of trick or treators.
Safety Tips for Trick or Treating:
1. Make yourself seen: Costumes should be light coloured or have reflective strips so that children are seen more easily at night (put reflective strips on accessories too).
2. Be careful of costume length – make sure costumes aren’t dragging so that children don’t trip over their costumes.
3. Use face pain rather than masks or something that covers the eyes – keep childrens’ line of sight clear.
4. Travel in Groups. Young children should be accompanied by an adult.
5. Cross safely, walk safely: Remind children to walk on sidewalks on not on the streets, and to cross at intersections or crosswalks. Remind them to look both ways before crossing the street and to check for cars.
6. Stay in well-lit areas: Visit homes that have the porch light on, or other lights on. Carry a flashlight or make sure your child is carrying a flashlight.
7. Tell your trick or treator to stay away from candles and open flames.
8. Teach your children to only accept treats at the door, not to get into cars with strangers, or enter anyone’s house that they don’t know.
Drivers, too have to take extra care and be extra vigilant.
Safety Tips for Drivers:
1. Watch out for children and other pedestrians crossing the street in residential areas- they may not be crossing at intersections.
2. Expect large groups of people to be crossing; be patient and let them finish crossing.
3. Be aware of increased pedestrian traffic.
4. Look out for signs of moving objects like debris, or it could be people in dark costumes.
5. Drive slowly, don’t be in a hurry.
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